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The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)

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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20 October 2000 (USA)  »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$109,694, 1 October 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,744,858, 18 February 2001
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The Howie/Marshall storyline is semi-autobiographical to a relationship writer/director Greg Berlanti had. See more »

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As Cole closes the door of the rental car, you can see the director, cameraman, soundman (with boom mic) reflected in the closing door. See more »

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Taylor: I hear Kip Rodgers is a big fag.
Dennis: Kip Rodgers is not gay, he's married.
Taylor: Oh please, that's right up there with "He's not gay, he's in a fraternity."
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References The Lion King (1994) See more »

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An intelligent comedy
20 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

As a mature (61) gay man, I enjoyed the hell out of this film. At least there was a diversity of stereotypes. I guess it would be boring to show that most gays lead "regular" lives in all kinds of workplaces. The angst was, thankfully, less "Dawson's Creek" and more universal. The experienced straight actors helped it flow along nicely, a cut above the usual sloppy, Indie-style gay movie. The Lesbian subplot should have been expanded--or left out! I recommend this movie to all young lesbians and gays facing a still altogether ignorant homophobic society---but one that has improved since I was their age. Kudos to the people behind the camera too!


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