AN AUDIO SNAPSHOT REVIEW
Deep in the Heart is the true-life story of Richard Wallrath. Who is Richard Wallrath? Well he's a Texas man who lived the early part of his life as a foul drunk, a louse who messed up nearly everything he touched. He'd regularly abuse his wife and children, and drink himself into a stupor. Fortunately for Richard, that's not where his story ends. After driving nearly everyone in his life away and ending up jobless, broke and alone, Richard gets a second chance.
That's where this movie focuses most of its attention. How does a man who's lost everything find the faith to move on, it asks. Where does he gain a sense of personal forgiveness? How can he possibly attempt to heal the relationships he's destroyed or reach a point where he can help others in need? How can a man like that ever set things right?
This is a film of faith, forgiveness and renewal. But it doesn't take a typical church-pew-and-redemption approach. This is the story of a man who has his one-on-one conversations with God while sitting on a bar stool and pushing away a drink. It packs a feeling of realism and grit. However, that realistic grit also stirs lots of drunkenness, philandering and some foul language into the movie mix.