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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

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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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Director Greg Berlanti was allergic to the room used as Dennis' bedroom and directed many of those scenes from outside. See more »

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In the scene in the kitchen with Dennis and Kevin, Dennis reports that "My friend's relationship hit Defcon 5". Defcon 5 is the lowest status, not the highest. See more »

Quotes

Howie: I hate this city. Everyone's better looking than me.
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References The Young and the Restless (1973) See more »

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Amen, sister
19 January 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

How un-promising does a gay male Sex In The City sound? This one took me quite by surprise. It's a frequently very funny romantic comedy, that only occasionally dips into cliche. Why America remade Queer As Folk when they already had this is beyond me. Is "Queer as folk" ever an expression over there? Anyway, this includes Frasier's Dad and Superman amongst its gay baseball team, so it's good in my book.


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