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The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  20 October 2000 (USA)
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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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ESP 6,902,900 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The original title during the script phase was "8x10's" a reference to Greg Berlanti's sister's term for the men he dated. 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: If Larry Kramer knew this is how gay men in America spent their time, he'd defect.
Howie: He probably would.
Patrick: Larry Kramer can blow me.
Howie: He probably would.
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This movie changed my life
14 April 2005 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The day I was finally able to admit to myself that I was a gay man I rented this movie. That first viewing changed my life. It helped me envision a life a hoped was ahead of me. During my first year of being out I watched this movie so many times and still watch it about once a year.

The first time I saw it I thought it was one of the best movies I had ever seen. Time has dimmed my view of it but it still a must see for any newly out (newbie) gay man.

The script is well written. Some of the direction is a little off but it was a low budget film. It is also fun to see all these mainstream actors like Dean Cain, Timothy Olymphant and Andrew Keegan playing gay.


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