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The Breakup Artist (2004)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  23 October 2004 (USA)
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Jim, 35 and never married, has a drawer full of photos of ex-girlfriends. He'd like permanence, but can't find the right women. Is it him? He seeks advice from his father, his ... See full summary »

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Jim, 35 and never married, has a drawer full of photos of ex-girlfriends. He'd like permanence, but can't find the right women. Is it him? He seeks advice from his father, his happily-married brother, his priest, and from Teresa, his close friend at the Manhattan celebrity TV show where he works. She's about to marry Tom and is full of opinions for Jim. Three things happen over a day or two: Jim rehearses breaking up with his current fling, he meets a dazzlingly beautiful neighbor, and Tom asks for help telling Teresa his true feelings. Can Jim transform himself from someone who's good at writing break-up lines into someone who can find and express his heart? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A light-hearted depiction of modern day relationships with a reminder of old fashion values
23 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed this light-hearted portrayal of the sometimes unnecessarily complicated relationships of several of the characters in this entertaining story. While the title may hint of an unemotional lead actor who terminates relationships at will, insights into the life of this character very convincingly convey his own sensitivities, vulnerabilities, old fashioned values and genuine interest in meeting the right girl and falling in love. The contrast of living in the "big city" while growing up in a small town and being grounded with old fashioned values is uniquely portrayed, i.e. sometimes humorously, sometimes seriously in the lead actor's interactions with family members, friends and potential future "Mrs. Right". Sprinkled with humorous lines throughout the movie, "The Breakup Artist" is a must see for those looking for an entertaining, feel good story about happy beginnings and the sometimes difficult road to getting there.


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