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Heartbreaker (2010)

L'arnacoeur (original title)
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Alex and his sister run a business designed to break up relationships. They are hired by a rich man to break up the wedding of his daughter. The only problem is that they only have one week to do so.

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Frère de Florence
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You could say Alex Lippi is a ladies' man but it is not true. Of course he has already wooed and charmed armies of women, young and less young, French and foreign. But Alex does it only on active service. Indeed he is appointed to break up undesired couplings. This time he must prevent a rich young lady from marrying an English millionaire. The girl is beautiful and the future husband a perfect match. Will he manage to accomplish this difficult mission? Written by Guy Bellinger

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He's broken every heart except his own... until now. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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17 March 2010 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Heartbreaker  »

Box Office

Budget:

€8,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£119,742 (UK) (2 July 2010)

Gross:

$504,030 (USA) (10 December 2010)
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Trivia

The piano player is played by Caroline Duris, Romain Duris' sister. She is a talented pianist and already played for her brother in The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) See more »

Goofs

When Alex is pretending the fake car-jacking, the windows of the car is smashed, later on we can clearly see the left door with its pane. See more »

Quotes

Alex: Forgive you? For kissing me? You've awoken me. It's ages since I felt so alive.Thanks to you. But it's too late for me. I'm far away from here. I can't fall in love again. But you - you deserve the best.
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Crazy Credits

A few seconds after the start of the end credits, there are three scenes that involve some of the characters: in the first one, the nymphomaniac friend of the female protagonist seduces the former fiancée of the latter; in the second scene, the father of the female protagonist chats with his friends; in the last scene, one of the characters tries to seduce a woman by imitating the main character's manners, but fails. See more »

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Featured in Maltin on Movies: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) See more »

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Starlight and You
Written by Lonnie Liston Smith
Performed by Lonnie Liston Smith
© Cosmic Echoes Publishing
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really great movie!
21 March 2010 | by (France) – See all my reviews

PLOT: there is this agency (3 people working together: the main character, a guy who seduces the women, and his sister and her husband who help out in the background) that you can hire if you want to break up a woman's relationship. A father hires them to prevent his daughter from getting married, and they only have 10 days. They have to accept the job even if it seems impossible because they absolutely need the money.

It was great movie that makes you laugh and leaves you with a smile. The characters were lovable, the story was really funny, the dialogs were entertaining, and you never get bored. I sometimes find the introduction of movies a bit tedious and it takes some time to really dive into the story, but this movie starts off just right, so that's a plus! It's a great french romantic comedy that flirts with some clichés but actually plays really well with them. The only thing that we were left wondering about were the bride's father motivation for hiring someone to ruin his daughter's wedding plans, but it doesn't actually matter in the grand scheme of things.


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