The Good Heart from Magnolia Pictures stars Brian Cox as a curmudgeonly old fart who meets pussy emo twerp Paul Dano (There Will Be Blood) in the hospital and decides to turn him into a bartender, and not the Tom Cruise kind. In some ways, it looks a little like indie movie by numbers — the gruff old mentor, the suicidal brat and his wounded dove love interest (“I got fired from my job as a stewardess. I’m afraid to fly.”). But maybe it’s worth forgiving, seeing as how it also stars a duck, a german shepherd, and most cuddly of all, Brian Cox. I love Brian Cox so much. He’s so awesome and gruff. He’s like a walking PSA for how to treat a hooker.
The kid kind of sucks at Shakespeare, but he’s nailing that British accent.