As some of you know, The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things is one of my favorite novels. I was less than ecstatic when indie-hipster Asia Argento decided to make a film version. Finally saw it, and it was so pointless. The book is about extreme child abuse, but it is told in a way that the narrator makes excuses for his mother. The film did not portray this, and just ran as a straightforward narrative and seemed to be running off of shock value. It also seems like she wanted to make a movie to show off all her indie film friends. Plus, it starred the SPROUSE TWINS! Yes, those who star in the Disney Channel hit The Suite Life of Zack and Cody. I wonder what their tween fans would feel if they knew their beloveds starred in a movie where they hang out in meth labs, dress in their mother’s clothes and prostituting themselves. A very special episode maybe?
Asia Argento is a bad filmmaker.