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 ...
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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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The actor playing the trauma doctor is a real physician. See more »


In the scene where the mother-in-law shows up at the hospital, Dave and the doctor come out of Clarice's room coming toward the camera. When the M.I.L. finds out where the room is, she takes off past the camera in the wrong direction. See more »


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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Not what we expected
8 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My wife and I were disappointed after seeing this movie. Being a TD Jakes movie, we were surprised with the violence, profanity, alcohol use, and disrespect portrayed. We thought this was supposed to be a Christian movie. The plot and (many) issues were poorly developed. The storyline could have gone much deeper on keeping a marriage strong.

Our hopes were that we would receive a message on keeping a marriage strong. The message we received was to keep God in our marriage. However, God and Jesus were not mentioned for more than 10 minutes of this movie. Prayer was mentioned briefly.

If you are looking for a Christian movie that will move you and focuses on keeping God the center of your marriage, we highly recommend Fireproof. There is no violence, profanity or alcohol use in it. The message gets delivered with out it. We are always willing to support our African American movies, however we feel the $20 could have been spent on something else.

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