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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 sweet film with a lot of heart
23 November 2004 | by (new york, new york) – See all my reviews

A refreshing addition to the romantic comedy genre, The Breakup Artist is a sweet, sweet film that just doesn't come along very often. Joe Taylor is charming as the guy who just doesn't get it and Paula Deviq is the clueless girl who just doesn't see it. Until of course they do . . . and well, you know the rest. But getting there is all the fun. The supporting cast is equally funny from the jerk Paula is engaged to, to the realtor who's trying to sell them a junior 2. Also nice turns from the actors playing the lead's father and brother. New York City is also a character and looks terrific even though it appears to have been shot on digital video. (It looks a million times better than Roger Dodger). It's a very impressive first time effort from Vincent Rubino. It would be amazing to see what he could do with a real budget.


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