Not Easily Broken (2009)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  9 January 2009 (USA)
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A car accident and shifting affections test the bond between a married couple.



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Cannon Jay ...
Nathaniel Carter ...
Brendon Terrell Ferguson ...
Marcus (as Brendon Terrell)
Mr. Reid (as Henry Brown Jr.)


After years of disagreeing on what true happiness, success, and love really are, Dave and Clarice Johnson have finally reached a breaking point in their marriage. When Clarice is hurt in a car accident, the obvious truth that more than just her injuries need immediate attention is exposed. Their odds of making it worsen as Clarice begins to see a physical therapist, and Dave develops a friendship with Julie and her teenage son Bryson. The acceptance and comfort he finds in them stirs his longing for a family and a passionate partner. As temptation tugs at Dave and Clarice pulls farther away, they must confront whether their vows are or are NOT EASILY BROKEN. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual references and thematic elements | See all certifications »




Release Date:

9 January 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cuori di vetro  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,314,278 (USA) (9 January 2009)


$10,572,742 (USA) (6 February 2009)

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Dave Johnson: Down through history men have always been measured by how hard they work and cultivated, how well the protected their wife and children. In the old days woman saw their man as conquerers, providers, heroes. But somewhere along the line that change, woman started to became their own hero, maybe it was because their man forgot to be relic or because woman don't want to be protected anymore or maybe woman had to be their own hero because of the pain they had to endure in life. But whatever the ...
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Wonderful movie for men or women
11 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was terrific! Great plot, subplot, writing and acting. Worth the money and would see again. Gender nor race matters when viewing this movie, everyone can relate to the family relationships, friendships, etc. The religious aspect keeps being mentioned when describing this movie but it wasn't over the top or preachy, just real. This movie is great for girls night out, date night or family viewing. The messages can touch anyone. We laughed, cried, said I know that's right, you name it, we experienced the emotion. There aren't very many movies anymore that make you laugh, cry, relate to the people around you and keep you discussing it hours later but "Not Easily Broken" does all of this and more. Deserves much more attention than it will probably receive.

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