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The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)

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In the palm-shaded oasis of West Hollywood, we meet Dennis, a promising photographer. As he prepares to celebrate his twenty-eighth birthday, he laments, ' I can't decide if my friends are ... See full summary »

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In the palm-shaded oasis of West Hollywood, we meet Dennis, a promising photographer. As he prepares to celebrate his twenty-eighth birthday, he laments, ' I can't decide if my friends are the best or worst thing that ever happened to me.' The gang includes Benji, the punkish innocent with a penchant for gym bodies; Howie, the psychology grad student who thinks too much and lives too little; Cole, the charismatic actor who accidentally keeps stealing everybody's guy; Patrick, the cynical quipster, and Taylor, resident drama queen, who, until recently, prided himself on his long-term relationship. Providing sage advice and steady work is Jack, the beloved patriarch whose restaurant is a haven for them all. When tragedy strikes the group, the friendships are put to the test. Written by John Cooper

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The shortest distance between friends isn't always a straight line.

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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$109,694 (USA) (29 September 2000)

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ESP 6,902,900 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Greg Berlanti originally turned down the role of director, and he said in interviews that the studio offered the director position to him at least three times because they couldn't find the right director. By the fourth or fifth time they'd asked him, he accepted. See more »

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When Dennis is about to have sex with Ted (J. Crew Guy) after his birthday party, he reaches for the beside light to turn it off, but the light goes off before the click sound from the switch. He then turns the light immediately back on, but this time the click sound and the light going on are simultaneous. See more »

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Cole: Is there a sentence that you don't start with "as a person in a long-term relationship"?
Taylor: It speaks on my authority, in matters of the heart.
Cole: It speaks of your boyfriend's insanity!
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References Little House on the Prairie (1974) See more »

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The Broken Hearts Club is a masterpiece
19 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Broken Hearts Club is one of the most genius films I have ever seen. I love the way each character is conveyed differently, proving the homosexual male stereotype wrong. This movie is very warm and heart-felt bringing a connection to the viewer and the characters.This film is smart, and a well put together comedy that will definitely have viewers laughing, crying, smiling, fussing, and cheering until the very end. I recommend everyone have an open-mind and see this film. There are few films that I would say won my heart after seeing it but The Broken Hearts Club did just that. This film shows that homosexual males go through many similar situations that heterosexual males also go through . This movie sends many different positive messages to it's audience. I definitely respect this film 100 percent. The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comdey deserves a standing ovation.


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