“Hungry Hearts” is the best unintentional horror movie that I’ve seen this year. Adam Driver and Alba Rohrwacher play a young couple that meets gross and gets married. When their first child is born premature, the wife takes it hard. So, she goes about a dozen all-natural ways to help the kid, but the husband grows suspicious. It’s only after investigating what’s happening that the husband realizes that the kid is being starved to death.
The husband kidnaps the kid and takes it to the grandparents, but the wife is soon in pursuit. The film succeeds by never demonizing the wife, but bringing the audience into her world. She’s wrong for what she’s doing, but she clearly has mental issues that have only been exacerbated by the situation. Adam Driver shines as a confused young husband who has no idea how to even approach the situation. He loves his child, but does it mean that he has to acknowledge that his wife is mentally ill?
The DVD comes with no special features. The A/V Quality is superb for a recent release. Still, I’ve got to keep my call up. If there’s an HD master somewhere, then release the Digital HD or Blu-Ray. The standard definition route just screams quick dump. In the end, I’d still recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 10/20/2015