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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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20 October 2000 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$1,744,858 (USA) (16 February 2001)
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The hospital where Benji is taken was an abandoned hospital and the crew had to clean it before they could film. 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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Patrick: I couldn't do it.
Leslie: See I told you he was gonna start some shit.
Anne: You couldn't do it?
Patrick: I need material.
Anne: They don't have material?
Patrick: Well the whole "Hustler" ouvre isn't exactly helping my cause right now.
Howie: Oh my God it's embarrassing to even be seen in here! You owe me so big for this hag! You know my issues with buying porno.
Leslie: Hurry up!
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References St. Elmo's Fire (1985) See more »

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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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