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Heartlands (2002)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 27 April 2003 (UK)
Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his spoiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her ... See full summary »

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Damien O'Donnell

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Paul Fraser, Paul Fraser (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Sheen ... Colin
Mark Addy ... Ron
Jim Carter ... Geoff
Celia Imrie ... Sonja
Ruth Jones ... Mandy
Phillipa Peak Phillipa Peak ... Sarah
Jane Robbins Jane Robbins ... Sandra
Paul Shane ... Zippy
Mark Strong ... Ian
Joe Dempsie ... Craig (as Joseph Dempsie)
Silas-Paul Simpson Silas-Paul Simpson ... Andy
Russell Hayes Russell Hayes ... Russ
Alan Williams ... Deno
Bill Rodgers ... Dennis
James Corden ... Shady
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Gentle Colin 'Col' Lawes happily lead a quiet life, running a news agency with his spoiled-rotten wife Sandra and playing competition darts in the Atletic Arms team. Colin catches her committing adultery with team captain Geoff, a cop, who pretends Colin abused her. Col is thrown off the team just after it qualified for the league finals in Blackpool. He decides to travel there alone, hoping to win her back. The adventurous journey feels like the start of a more playful life. Written by KGF Vissers

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An offbeat road trip... An exciting new world!

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for a scene of sensuality and some language | See all certifications »
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English

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27 April 2003 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A szív és vidéke See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Joe Dempsie. See more »

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Coach Driver - Mel Gibson (the credit was added as a laugh at the expense of producer Harvey Weinstein, who wanted starrier names in the cast). See more »

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I Wonder What is Keeping My True Love This Night
By Kate Rusby
Performed by Kate Rusby, John McCusker, Andy Cutting and Michael McGoldrick
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Wonderful movie
16 December 2004 | by ApiarySee all my reviews

Heartlands is wonderful. It is beautifully shot and, as I have come to expect of Mr. Sheen (Colin) at least, remarkably well acted. The movie made me laugh out loud - twice - without having to resort to potty jokes or sloppy slap stick humor. It also made me cry, not because it is an intrinsically sad film, but because it is in part the story of Everyman. Unless a person is remarkably dull or a recluse, there will be moments in this film that could have been taken from the pages of anyone's life. Granted the characters and situations are a bit larger, if not more colorful, than one might typically expect to encounter, it is Mr. Sheen's ability to humanize them that touches.

Without spoiling things for people who haven't seen the film, there is a scene in this movie that will stick with me forever. It is so full of simple, unburdened joy that anyone who sees it will be instantly both amused and completely charmed.

Call me Quixote, as I am off in search of windmills.....


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