HEARTS BEAT LOUD

"Marred by Sexual Immorality"

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Summary:

HEARTS BEAT LOUD is a small comical drama about a record store owner, who’s having trouble making ends meet, and his college-age daughter, who’s musically talented and who’s involved in a lesbian relationship with another girl. HEARTS BEAT LOUD focuses a lot on the strong relationship between the father and the daughter, who sing together several times in the movie, but it contains strong homosexual content, some foul language, brief drunkenness, and references to marijuana use.

Review:

HEARTS BEAT LOUD is a small comical drama about a record store owner, who’s having trouble making ends meet, and his college-age daughter, who’s musically talented and involved in a lesbian relationship with another girl. HEARTS BEAT LOUD focuses a lot on the strong relationship between the father and the daughter, who sing together several times in the movie, but it contains strong homosexual content and lots of foul language.

The movie stars Nick Offerman as Frank Fisher, a musician and songwriter who has owned a classic record store for 17 years. Because of CDs and websites that stream music, however, Frank’s store is going bust. So, he tells his beautiful blonde landlady, Leslie, he’s going to have to close the store. Meanwhile, Frank’s lovely daughter, Sam, is taking one or two summer college courses in preparation for her education in medicine at UCLA in the fall.

Frank tries to enlist Sam into forming a band together and going on tour because of their songwriting skills. At the same time, Sam begins a lesbian relationship with an avant-garde female artist who’s her age.

Will Sam decide to pursue her medical career or stay in town with her father and her young lesbian lover to pursue a promising musical career?

The relationship between the father and daughter is the best thing about HEARTS BEAT LOUD. The acting is believable and compelling. The soundtrack, which includes three songs by the father and daughter, is excellent.

However, HEARTS BEAT LOUD is marred by a strong Romantic worldview, which ignores the sinful nature of human beings and promotes immoral homosexual behavior. It also contains some foul language, drunkenness, and references to marijuana. Therefore, HEARTS BEAT LOUD is excessively immoral.

Content:

(RoRo, B, HoHoHo, PCPC, LL, SS, AA, DD, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong Romantic worldview with some moral elements but some very strong pro-homosexual elements that are politically correct, so, man’s daughter kisses her lesbian girlfriend repeatedly and writes a couple light love songs about her;

Foul Language:
Nine obscenities, one GD profanity, and one light exclamatory profanity;

Violence:
No violence;

Sex:
Depicted homosexual kissing as two girls aged 18 or 19 kiss one another several times, including on top of bed together while clothed, but there’s no other implied or depicted sexual behavior;

Nudity:
No nudity;

Alcohol Use:
Father frequents neighborhood bar owned by his friend and gets drunk one night there when he’s sad, plus father offers older teenage daughter a beer, and she takes it;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
Father smokes cigarettes and his friend makes jokes about the friend’s marijuana habit and enjoyment; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Father uploads song he and daughter wrote without asking her first, father wants to form a musical group with his daughter who’s more interested in starting college to get a medical degree, grandmother has dementia and gets arrested for shoplifting.

In Brief:

In HEARTS BEAT LOUD, Frank Fisher is a musician and songwriter who has owned a classic record store for 17 years. Because of CDs and websites that stream music, Frank’s store is going bust. So, he tells his beautiful landlady, Leslie, he’s going to have to close the store. Meanwhile, Frank’s lovely daughter, Sam, is taking summer college courses in preparation for her medical degree at UCLA in the fall. Frank tries to enlist Sam into forming a band together and going on tour because of their songwriting skills. At the same time, Sam begins a lesbian relationship with an avant-garde female artist her age.

The relationship between the father and daughter is the best thing about HEARTS BEAT LOUD. The acting is believable and compelling. The soundtrack, which includes three songs by the father and daughter, is excellent. However, HEARTS BEAT LOUD is marred by a strong Romantic worldview, which ignores the sinful nature of human beings and promotes immoral homosexual behavior. It also contains some foul language, brief drunkenness, and references to marijuana. The movie is excessively immoral.