Any Human Heart

Any Human Heart

DVD - 2011
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Every life is ordinary and extraordinary. Logan Mountstuart's is a rich tapestry of both. Experience Logan at different points in his life in this provocative glimpse at one man's quest for glory and bliss. Any Human Heart is the story of a full life, lived with passion; expansive, rich, unsentimental, comic, and profoundly moving.

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JeanieG
Mar 02, 2017

I enjoyed this Masterpiece 4 part mini series based on a novel by William Boyd and highly recommend it. A beautiful production with period settings and props and clothing spanning almost a century and venturing into multiple countries and continents. The acting and direction was exceptional. I was hooked after the first 15 minutes!

Very British and lovely to watch. It covered the long life of one man starting in his late adolescence. There is family, love, work, sex, heartbreak, loneliness, wealth, poverty, royalty, war, art, mystery, friendship, tragedy - everything you would find in any human life!

Three different actors played the main character and they were all excellent. His life is defined to a certain extent by the women he knew over his 85 years - and some he loved!

There are quite a few sex scenes that are a bit overdone at times and the length and detail is not always necessary to get across the love and passion and lust. Not a lot of violence or gore - a few unsettling war scenes.

AL_KATI Oct 10, 2016

Wow. This blew me away. Other viewers have commented there's a lot of sex, which is true, but this is a great watch-a-like for fans of "Downton Abbey."

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Zaelia
Sep 12, 2016

My Goodreads review: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/77866.Any_Human_Heart

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grunnychan
Feb 04, 2015

Way to much sex, if you live with anyone you don't want to have walk in during a sex scene, just don't get this. This movie opens up with boys trying to get laid, then showing the main character masturbate, before having extremely graphic sex scenes.
I ended up having to abort within the first 40 minutes, as watching an over glorified porno is quite uncomfortable when you're sitting next to your mother.

kevfarley May 02, 2013

Starting out as a somewhat interesting soap,.. it soon becomes a tedious repetition of sexually exploitive (but Britishly subdued) relationships and the emotional emptiness that results. I skipped the last disk. Wish I'd stopped sooner.

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mjayh
Oct 28, 2012

It's unusual to come away from a film with such a comprehensive understanding of a character, of a life. Excellent casting--Jim Broadbent is especially wonderful as the old man looking back, taking stock and coming to accept himself, warts and all.

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CalicoJack
Feb 13, 2012

Long, drawn-out soap opera in which an elderly second-rate writer reviews his many romantic conquests and fewer friendships by means of endless flashbacks. The series offers mild character development and human-interest value, but on the whole it's nothing to write home about.

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molly
Jan 03, 2012

Marvellous, marvellous, marvellous.

omarkaviles Dec 01, 2011

I watched the whole 4 disc in approximately 5 hours continuously. I enjoyed this mini series very much. The character is about a young writer who goes through life with his dying father theory of what life is about. The father believes life is about luck.

As the movie begins, the writer has good tidings and then success with writing two novels. However, after a series of love affairs, wars, capture and in prison, heartbroken, loses all his loves ones, thus begins the oddly bad circumstances of bad luck.

lee3 Aug 31, 2011

Absolutely rich and satisfying story line and character development.

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Aug 03, 2011

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JeanieG
Mar 02, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Some graphic war scenes and some intense content

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JeanieG
Mar 02, 2017

Sexual Content: A number of sex scenes with partial nudity

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smorganmacdonald
Jan 02, 2016

"Every life is both ordinary and extraordinary."

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haploU5
Aug 03, 2011

Life is about luck. Good luck and bad luck. The good luck you have and the bad luck you have. That’s all.”

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