I’m sure there’s not a lot I can say about this that hasn’t been said before but I guess I’ll give it a shot anyway. This is an excellent movie and despite how much I can’t stand Mickey Rourke these days, this was made back when I thought he was a stud and he even did some acting in here instead of just standing around muttering, holding a dog. I probably would have given this top marks but the last few minutes where Rourke is going on and on screaming “WHO’S THE BOY?????? WHO’S THE BOYYYYYYYY??????” were actually kind of irritating and almost laughable. Other than that sour fart, this is an excellent movie. Speaking of that, and let’s see who’s reading closely, I have been pondering dropping the whole rating thing and just going with a big bunch of words about the particular film and ending with an “I loved it” or “this was stupid” type of thing. What do you think my dear friends?
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, (there could be slight spoilers in this if you HAVEN’T seen this) our boy Rourke plays a fellow named Harry Angel. a private dick. He gets hired by a long haired and long fingernailed Robert DeNiro to go and find some dude named Johnny Favorite. On IMDB Favorite is spelled with a U (Favourite) but we don’t use those fancy styled words where I live. We also don’t go around carrying on about LITRES and KILOGRAMS, so we’re going with Favorite on this site. Anyway, as he starts his adventure into the bowels of hell, he runs across a little bit of this:
and a little later on, some of this:
Everyone he talks to ends up murdered (so yep – there will be spoilers since I can’t really think of any other way to go about it), he has some thrusty sex with Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling shows a dead boob, we see a LOT of rotary fans spinning (Oscillate Scrotey, Oscillate!!!), Robert DeNiro eats an egg and then turns out to be the devil himself!! Turns out Angel IS Johnny Favorite with amnesia, he’s been murdering everyone and even had sex with his own daughter (Bonet) See you in hell, pal.
I know I’ve just been glib about this movie but it actually is really good, seriously, but I am sure everyone’s already seen this and has their own opinion. The production and sets were really good looking too. One of the coolest parts of this movie to me is when Rourke goes running down the street in that storm around the end. That and that montage where he remembers how he killed all of hose people. What do you Good Readers think about ANGEL HEART? What did you think about Robert DeNiro eating that egg? How did you interpret him as the woman in black? How about that chicken foot? Those nose guards? Did you want to buy that preacher a Cadillac? How did you feel when that horse fell on Angel? Do you believe that it rains that often in New Orleans? Did you buy into the fact that the devil could be in a church? How about the fact that the baby below was conceived immaculately? Have you ever been to Louisiana? What did you think about that fucking heat? Have you ever shown your boobs for beads?