IMDb > The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 70 | slideshow) Videos (see all 2)
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy -- US Home Video Trailer from Sony

Overview

User Rating:
7.0/10   5,470 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 8% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer (WGA):
Greg Berlanti (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
1 February 2001 (Germany) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The shortest distance between friends isn't always a straight line.
Plot:
In the palm-shaded oasis of West Hollywood, we meet Dennis, a promising photographer. As he prepares to celebrate his twenty-eighth birthday... See more » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Worth Joining See more (115 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Ben Weber ... Patrick

Timothy Olyphant ... Dennis

Matt McGrath ... Howie

Zach Braff ... Benji
Nora Burns ... Female Shopper

Dean Cain ... Cole

Chris Payne Gilbert ... Larry
John Brandon ... Mickey
Diane McBain ... Josephine

Robert Peters ... Cop
Billy Porter ... Taylor

John Mahoney ... Jack

Nia Long ... Leslie

Mary McCormack ... Anne

Justin Theroux ... Marshall

Andrew Keegan ... Kevin

Christopher Wiehl ... J. Crew Guy (as Chris Wiehl)

Jennifer Coolidge ... Betty
Ken Kerman ... Umpire

Kerr Smith ... Catcher
Robert Arce ... Purple Guy

Brian Gaskill ... Brian

Christian Kane ... Idaho Guy (as Chris Kane)

David Youse ... Barry

Michael Bergin ... Kip Rogers

Chris Weitz ... Director
Marc Avalon ... Ned

Kevin Cooney ... Obstetrician
Matt Reid ... Glen

Paul Weitz ... Assistant Director

Charlie Weber ... Newbie
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gary Weeks
David Downs ... Therapist (uncredited)

Garry Guerrier ... Fireman Softball Team (uncredited)

Directed by
Greg Berlanti 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Greg Berlanti (written by)

Produced by
Connie Dolph .... line producer
Sam Irvin .... co-producer
Mickey Liddell .... producer
Joseph Middleton .... producer
Julie Plec .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Christophe Beck 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Elliott 
 
Film Editing by
Todd Busch 
 
Casting by
Joseph Middleton 
Michelle Morris  (as Michelle Morris-Gertz)
 
Production Design by
Charles Daboub Jr. 
 
Set Decoration by
Mark Macauley 
 
Costume Design by
Mas Kondo 
 
Makeup Department
Saundra Jordan .... key hair stylist
Saundra Jordan .... key makeup artist
Thomas Kolarek .... hair stylist
Thomas Kolarek .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Connie Dolph .... production manager
Matthew R. Hannon .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian Hennessy .... first assistant director
Ashley Johnson .... second second assistant director
Mitch Kelleher .... second assistant director
Thomas Kuk .... second second assistant director
 
Art Department
Scott Bauer .... property master
Mick Cummings .... lead man
Krit Fagtongpun .... swing gang
Cindy Kelleher .... art department photography
Roland D. Rowe .... props
Scott Sener .... assistant props
 
Sound Department
Brad Bryan .... additional boom operator
David Chornow .... sound mixer
Gino Conway .... assistant sound assistant
Evan Daum .... assistant sound assistant
Paula Fairfield .... sound supervisor
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer
Jason George .... supervising sound editor
Robert Getty .... assistant sound assistant
Steven D. Grothe .... second boom operator (as Steven Grothe)
George Haddad .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Hamilton .... dialogue editor
Chato Hill .... assistant sound assistant
David Jobe .... foley mixer
Craig Jurkiewicz .... foley editor
Diane Marshall .... foley artist (as S. Diane Marshall)
Michael Mullane .... background sound editor
William Munroe .... boom operator
Carla Murray .... sound designer
Carla Murray .... sound effects editor
Yuri Reese .... adr mixer
Sarah Smith .... foley editor
William Smith .... sound re-recording mixer
Lucy Sustar .... foley mixer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Bango .... first assistant camera
Joe Celeste .... key grip (as Joseph Celeste)
Louis DiCesare .... gaffer
Suzanne Dietz .... grip
Tim Durr .... best boy electric
Rodney James .... grip
Cindy Kelleher .... still photographer
Michael Krajci .... second assistant camera
Carlos Lopez Calleja .... second assistant camera
Gary McBride .... dolly grip
Kevin P. Patterson .... electrician
Marie Pedersen .... first assistant camera
Simon Schorno .... camera loader
Moulaye Sene .... electrician
Uriel Uribe .... electrician
Keith O. Wilson .... electrician
Mark Wright .... grip
 
Casting Department
Dena Berman .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Diaz .... wardrobe assistant
Jennifer Starzyk .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Cynthia Moore .... assistant editor
Harry Muller .... color timer
 
Music Department
Joe Guthrie .... music coordinator
Julianne Jordan .... music supervisor (as Julianne Kelley)
Mary Beth Maziarz .... composer: song "Close To You"
Alexandra Patsavas .... music supervisor
Richard Ziegler .... music editor (as Rick Ziegler)
 
Transportation Department
P. Gerald Knight .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Todd Armstrong .... production assistant
Newton Bass .... location scout
David Burdett .... location assistant
Jordan Burwick .... location manager
David Cordova .... production assistant
Candace Crump .... assistant production coordinator
Jim Frazier .... production assistant
Jack Skeets Gleeson .... production assistant
Emrys Hanley .... production assistant
Michelle Hoffman .... craft service
M. Stephen Itzkowitz .... location assistant
Jesse Long .... script supervisor
Shawn McClintock .... production assistant
Marguerite O'Donoghue .... production coordinator
Jamie Park .... assistant: Mr. Liddell
Marilyn Penn .... production accountant (as Marilyn Penn-Lindley)
Robert Rothmann .... production assistant
Dan Suderman .... location assistant
Sarah Watson .... assistant: Mr. Berlanti
Laura Wolner .... assistant: Mr. Berlanti
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
94 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
David Downs who played the unspoken therapist role was hired due to the fact that he was a cinema teacher to the director.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Quotes:
Howie:Meanwhile, don't look now but.
[Patrick looks]
Howie:I could kill you!
Patrick:What? You act like he would never know we were checking him out.
Howie:He wouldn't even know I was a fag if I wasn't here with you and your cart full of kitchenwares.
Patrick:What planet are you living on? There isn't a person in this entire store who wouldn't pick you off the homo tree in a second!
Howie:Oh keep telling yourself that.
Patrick:Excuse me, Miss.
[woman walks over]
Patrick:This man, you've never seen him before in your life. Tell me, fag, not a fag?
[...]
See more »
Movie Connections:
References Rocky III (1982)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Worth Joining, 25 March 2004
Author: NIck Bassett (nickbassett1981@hotmail.com) from Bournemouth, UK

Greg Berlanti's film is worthy of a lot of praise in a society where gay men tend to only fulfill certain stereotypes. A character, Howie mentions how he would like to see gay men being represented as something other than the woman's best friend, the hustler, the aids victim or the sex addict and this film does tend to try hard to avoid these stereotypes. The script is brilliantly written and sparkles when it is at its peak. At its worst, it may be a little bit cliche ridden but hey..it also has originality ( I have taken "Meanwhile" and now its commonplace down ere!) and is not afraid to portray gay men as just a group of lads who are falling in and out of relationships, liek any other group of young men. However certain characters do tend to bring the pace down a little and it does sometimes seem to have the sentiment that gay men have got it so bad compared to everyone else in the world. Timothy Olyphant stands out here in an able cast, made up primarily of TV actors. My only grumble was the inclusion of the lesbian couple who seemed to only be there to represent the ladies and also to give Howie a meatier role. 4/5

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (115 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
HELP!! jshortsleeve78
Rating? Jimk7000
I love this movie, but... jackirchan
Nobody had a cell phone? allenajd
looking for music played on piano at Jack's funeral ms-catamaran
How can I get the song? little_miss_mo
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Running with Scissors Happy Endings My Own Private Idaho Cut Sleeve Boys Milk
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.