MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 32,324 this week

Dealbreaker (2005)

5.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 73 users  
Reviews: 3 user

A short centered on the dating adventures of Fran, a 30-year-old New Yorker.

0Check in
0Share...

Related News

Sundance Short Films Line-up
| ioncinema

Related Items

Search for "Dealbreaker" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Dealbreaker (2005)

Dealbreaker (2005) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Dealbreaker.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Possession (2002)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.

Director: Neil LaBute
Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam
Hush (1998)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Helen is the young girlfriend of good-looking Jackson Baring. When Helen gets pregnant and marries Jackson, they decide to move to his hometown, Kilronan, and have a baby there. But his ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Darby
Stars: Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnathon Schaech
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A former pop star who now writes commercial jingles for a living experiences a mid-life crisis.

Director: Jake Paltrow
Stars: Martin Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Penélope Cruz
Proof (2005)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, tries to come to grips with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating matters are one of her father's ex-students who wants to search through his papers and her estranged sister who shows up to help settle his affairs.

Director: John Madden
Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Hope Davis
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Dial M for Murder (1954).

Director: Andrew Davis
Stars: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen
Sliding Doors (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A London woman's love life and career both hinge, unknown to her, on whether or not she catches a train. We see it both ways, in parallel.

Director: Peter Howitt
Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch
Web Therapy (TV Series 2011)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

After quitting her job in finance under dubious circumstances, the affluent and self-interested Fiona Wallice tries her hand at therapy - offering clients 3-minute sessions over the Internet in hopes of weeding out any unnecessary emotion.

Stars: Lisa Kudrow, Dan Bucatinsky, Jennifer Elise Cox
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

Director: John Madden
Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.

Director: Derek Cianfrance
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman
Mortdecai (2015)
Action | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Juggling angry Russians, the British Mi5, and an international terrorist, debonair art dealer and part time rogue Charlie Mortdecai races to recover a stolen painting rumored to contain a code that leads to lost Nazi gold.

Director: David Koepp
Stars: Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor
33 días (2015)
Biography | Drama

Pablo Picasso's emotional turmoil as he worked on the mural "Guernica" and his relationship with artist Dora Maar.

Director: Carlos Saura
Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Antonio Banderas, Imanol Arias
Comedy | Musical

Three fallen pop stars from the '90s form a super group to re-ignite their careers.

Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Fran
Lee Camp ...
Waiter
...
Travis
...
Stephen
...
Jean Shorts Guy
...
Jared
...
Fran's girlfriend
Tony Maxwell ...
Director
...
Jonas
Brent Popolizio ...
Boyfriend
...
Ramon
Edit

Storyline

A short centered on the dating adventures of Fran, a 30-year-old New Yorker.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short | Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

October 2005 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Plagiarism, anyone?
6 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this short at Sundance 2006 and I was immediately struck by the feeling that I had seen it before. Sure, the production value was good and it was funny, but "Dealbreaker" was anything but original. Of course the "horrible boyfriends" thing has been done before, but there were a few specific story lines that were literally identical to scenes from "Sex & the City." The two I can think of now -- the baby-talker and the bathroom scene -- were so blatantly the same as "Sex" that many people in the audience noticed it. A woman sitting behind me was vocal about her disappointment and we both agreed that some of the writing in "Dealbreaker" was bordering on plagiarism.

All I know is that if I had written "Dealbreaker" in my screen writing class I wouldn't have gotten away with it. I can only assume that because of the big names associated with this short (Gwenyth Paltrow and Glamour Magazine) these issues were swept under the rug. Altogether, it was a huge disappointment and I'm surprised Sundance allowed it in the festival.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
dealbreaker shelley502
See it free on itunes theoceansblue
Shallow characters, stereotypical plot skyraidj67
Discuss Dealbreaker (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?