American Heart
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Following up on Streetwise, his powerful documentary on the homeless kids of Seattle, director Martin Bell returned to that city for a dramatic feature. Nick Kelson (Edward Furlong) is a troubled teenager whose mother has been dead for many years; he spends much of his time with other throwaway kids roaming the city. When Nick's father Jack (Jeff Bridges) is released from a long stretch in prison, the father and child reunion is a bumpy one. Jack senses an obligation to his son but is trying to focus on taking responsibility for his own life before he can extend himself. Nick is wary of… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

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"The film begins as a gritty look at down-and-out lives in Seattle, but becomes a more conventional father-son melodrama, though the acting Jeff Bridges and Edward Furlong is good."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"A gritty tale about a down-and-out father and son who inch toward a loving relationship"
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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