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31 out of 37 people found the following review useful:

A bit of a a clichéd disappointment

3/10
Author: intelearts from the big screen
18 November 2009

What a great idea for a solid romantic comedy: a girl, a professional dumper, dumps people for money and does not believe in love. You can guess the rest.

However, and it is a huge however, this doesn't just go with the genres' conventions it sets them back 10 years; honestly this could have been made in 1999 and you wouldn't have thought it fun then.

There is much that is fundamentally wrong here; it is full of the blandest of characters: particularly the female support, ditzy dumb blonde assistant who does a puppy impersonation when she wants attention, really? All that aside, it has some good lines on dating instructions, and if taking, molding, and changing the weak man into your weak man is your idea of romantic comedy, then go ahead: it's not offensive or offensively bad.

All in all visual wallpaper, nothing to make it sparkle: we wanted champagne and got warm flat root beer...

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20 out of 32 people found the following review useful:

Don't even bother

1/10
Author: claualexandra12 from Romania
27 February 2010

This is by far one of the worst movies I've seen in the last... 5 years. I was thinking that maybe a 13-year old might appreciate the plot. I really wanted to turn it off in the first 30 minutes but then I said to myself hey, it wouldn't be fair to rate it if I don't watch the whole movie. But it really is NOT worth seeing. What bothers me most is that people have given it a 5 and there are far much better movies that are rated with 4/4.5 on IMDb. I don't get it, it puzzles me. The acting was totally bad. Highly artificial and dull. There was definitely no chemistry between characters. Events succeeded fast and in a completely stupid manner. Plot unrealistic. Lack of professionalism at all levels possible. It is supposed to be a comedy but during the whole movie I didn't even smile. I yawned instead, and promised myself I wouldn't let myself waste another two hours on such movies ever again. Please, trust me on this, it isn't worth it. I guess it could have made a good parody of Hitch maybe. But it's nothing compared to Hitch. It is really stupid and full of clichés.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

mesmerizing awful.

1/10
Author: kara2004 from United States
26 February 2012

The break Up Artist - looks like and sounds like a bad porn movie - but sadly, without the sex, which might have made it more interesting. They may as well have used reality TV "actors" as the premise was embarrassing and as low-brow as is humanly possible. And obvious. I was so shocked by the awfulness of the look, acting and script I actually couldn't turn it off. I hoped it might improve but it got worse and worse. I hope that it was as cheap to make as it looked for the sake of everyone involved. I almost wakened my husband 3 or 4 times with my gasps of horror at this terrible ordeal. I actually made it to the final long-awaited embarrassing scene. It was done. Who pays me?

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

Forget matchmaking! Now, match un-making is big business in this fun romcom

7/10
Author: Amy Adler from Toledo, Ohio
16 September 2013

Britney (Amanda Crew) has been dumped one too many times. Now, she stays away from romance and runs a lucrative business called Splitsville. If you dread breaking up with your current squeeze, but know there is no future as a couple, you hire Britney to do the dirty deed for you. So, instead of your "true love" showing up at an agreed upon diner, Britnes shows up and delivers the bad news. Ugh. But, there are so many clients, the money keeps rolling in. However, that becomes a problem, as soon, another break-up biz arrives to give Brit serious competition. It is run by handsome catch Rick (Peter Benson), who gives Britney the rush without revealing his line of work. Unbelievably, Brit lets her guard down and starts to fall for him. They re-enact scenes from Titanic and American Beauty, with Rick pelting her with rose petals. At the very next lunch date, Rick shows up, gives Britney the bad break-up news and the information that he is out to steal her clients. There are tears, shame, and anger coming in waves for the young businesswoman. Soon, Splitsville is struggling. Therefore, when Britney gets a plea from darling Mike (Ryan Kennedy) to help him win over the affections of Britney's snooty sister, for a large fee, she leaps at the chance. But, can a woman who has become an expert in heartache truly lead a couple to everlasting love? Also, will Britney refuse to take another chance at wine and roses for herself? This is a very cute romcom with a fun premise. Yes, its lower budget but still quite entertaining for fans of humorous love tales. None of the cast is well-known but Crew, Kennedy (a dead ringer for Keanu Reeves), Benson and all of the others are a pleasure to watch. Add on the fine costumes, sets, script and surefooted direction and we have a winner, people. Break out of the re-run rut and find this little flick.

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

True love gone wrong

7/10
Author: darrenelliott from Canada
13 April 2012

I think this movie is what guys who aren't perfect and are looking for their dream girl should watch. We all know of the perils of finding the girl of your dreams only to find out that she is with someone else but he is cheating on her...really the perils of love and why we don't want to fall out of love. We watch as if these two were made to be together but love loses again as the guy who has been working out for her and doing stuff to win her dream girl back gets his heart ripped out in front of him as he sits there looking at Ashley's boyfriend asks her to marry him..who do we want to win? The one with all the confidence in the world who has been trying to give it his all before he moves on

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