If you read the earlier post, you'll know I had some viewing problems with Heartless which may well have influenced how much I did or didn't enjoy the film. So with that said, here goes....
Firstly, Heartless is horror film, not a genre I would go for but as a Philip Ridley-film starring Jim Sturgess and with a number of large cameo's filled by noted Brit actors such as Timothy Spall and Eddie Marsan, I was a bit curious.
*POSSIBLE PLOT SPOILERS* It's set in familiar Ridley territory, London's East End, and centres on Jim Sturgess' character Jamie who has a large birthmark on his face. Bullied, teased and stared at he is withdrawn, quiet and self conscious seeing little good in the world, a view that is confirmed when his mother is brutally murdered by a local gang.
He then meets a Papa B who claims that nothing is random and violence creates a necessary suffering from which beauty can be appreciated. Jamie does a deal with Papa B who gets rid of his birthmark in exchange Jamie will commit some random, mild act of chaos at some point in the future.