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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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In the final party scene, actor Justin Theroux wasn't given a call time to show up on set but he surprisingly appeared 5 minutes before his scene was to be shot. See more »

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When Leslie is giving her speech after Patrick tells her and Anne that he won't donate his sperm, she puts her backpack on her shoulder. When we see her from the back she doesn't have it on. She then has to put her backpack on again. See more »

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Dennis: Benji, there isn't a straight man in America who doesn't refer to anyone but his girlfriend as 'girlfriend'.
Benji: I know, but I was so butch when I said it.
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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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