Heavy - Dir. James Mangold (DVD)
From the director of Knight and Day, Walk the Line and Copland, James Mangold presents a tale of human life and drama in small town america. Starring Liv Tyler, Shelley Winters, Debbie Harry and Evan Dando
In upstate New York, seemingly located off the beaten highway, is the roadside tavern, Pete ; Dollys?, where Victor, an introverted, over-weight pizza chef, maintains his daily vigil. Under the domineering sway of his mother, Dolly, Victor cooks her an elaborate breakfast every morning and does whatever else she wants. It amounts to a very passive, out-of-the-mainstream existence.
Into this settled little world comes Callie, a beautiful, but directionless, college dropout, whom Victor immediately develops a crush on. Reticent nearly to the point of invisibility, Victor can barely manage to communicate with her, but they casually interact, which stimulates Victor, trapped in his stagnant and empty life, to further obsession. Delores, a veteran, hard-boiled waitress, still sexy and perhaps a little too available, and Leo the barfly complete the circumscribed universe of the tavern. As circumstances change, conflicts emerge and then erupt, and Victor must face the world around him with a changed perspective and different responsibilities.
Release Date: 10th September 2013
Year of production: 1995
Director: James Mangold
Running Time: 100 min
Cat No: 134047
No Disc: 1