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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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Brotherly Perspective on The Breakup Artist
28 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

As the older brother of film maker, Vincent Rubino, I clearly stand as a somewhat biased observer. However, with that as a "disclaimer", I would like to express my personal reaction to this film and its content. The pleasant surprise to me was the rather profound impact the film had on one's emotions through a sophisticated and well-timed comic script plus an an uncanny, yet subtle ability to ensconce the viewer with multiple emotional feelings drawn from various scenarios where one could easily empathize with the main characters, especially the male lead. This film seems to represent a bit of a breakthrough since, generally speaking, men are not usually portrayed in films in such a sensitive, but still masculine way. Knowing Vince very well, the film delivered a creative version of his own story that I believe will allow many others, both male and female to directly relate to the characters presented and the situations that many often encounter in a fast-paced city life who are also looking for a little more simplicity in their lives from time to time.

Vince Rubino is a wonderful person who is loved by many because he is real, loves people for who they are, and has has a sixth sense of how they are feeling and especially what they might need when things are not going so well. Some call it emotional intelligence, I call it warmth and caring which I believe Vince absorbed from our parents.

I wish to congratulate the superb cast and I wish everyone involved with this great film, especially my brother, much happiness, and contentment along with a "toast" to see The Breakup Artist become a rousing success that will be shared with many.

PS - Have to love the actor, Marc Romeo, who played Brother Al!!!


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