5.7/10
410
9 user 12 critic

This Movie Is Broken (2010)

In Toronto in 2009, a man tries to come to terms with his feelings for his childhood crush as they attend a concert by the band Broken Social Scene.

Director:

Writers:

(based on an idea by), (based on an idea by) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (HD) on Amazon Video

Comic-Con 2017: All Aboard the IMDboat

 | 

July 20 to 23, 2017

Get entertainment news, trailer drops, and photos with IMDb's coverage of 2017 San Diego Comic-Con featuring host and IMDboat captain Kevin Smith. Watch our exclusive celebrity interviews, and tune in to our LIVE show from 3:30 to 5 p.m. PDT on Saturday, July 22.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Husband (2013)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A darkly comic drama about a man left to care for his infant son when his wife is imprisoned for cheating on him with a minor.

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, Sarah Allen, Dylan Authors
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A group of washed-up Canadian punk rockers get back together for a road trip in memory of a dear friend who was supposedly shot, or so rumors imply. As they travel, they ignore the underlying psychological darkness within each other.

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Hugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper-Ferguson
Weirdos (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Just after the end of the Vietnam War and in the midst of the American bicentennial celebrations of 1976, runaway Kit and his girlfriend Alice hitchhike their way along the east coast of Canada.

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Dylan Authors, Julia Sarah Stone, Molly Parker
Trigger II (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Trigger is the story of two rock n' roll women who once shared a friendship, a band and a whole lot of chaos. Now a dozen years later they meet again, and over the course of one evening ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Tracy Wright, Molly Parker, Daniel MacIvor
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Bruce the filmmaker returns to his documentary roots by following a troubled singer.

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Bruce McDonald, Care Failure, Julian Richings
Roadkill (1989)
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Ramona works in a concert agency and is sent after the rock band 'Children of Paradise' who have disappeared. Since she can't drive, she has to take the train and bus and eventually ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Valerie Buhagiar, Gerry Quigley, Larry Hudson
Highway 61 (1991)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A small-town barber goes on a road trip from Thunder Bay to New Orleans with an unpredictable woman and a coffin.

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Don McKellar, Valerie Buhagiar, Earl Pastko
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A story of life on a First Nations reserve in Ontario: Silas and Frank are trying to get into college to train to be mechanics but they find themselves having to deal with girls, family ...... See full summary »

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Ryan Rajendra Black, Adam Beach, Jennifer Podemski
Knock! Knock! (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Daniel Brooks, Kevan Buss, Atom Egoyan
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A woman gets in way over her head when she's in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Juliette Lewis, Gina Gershon, Mickey Rourke
Pontypool (2008)
Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A psychological thriller in which a deadly virus infects a small Ontario town.

Director: Bruce McDonald
Stars: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Caroline
...
Bruno
...
Blake (as Kerr Hewitt)
...
Blake's Girlfriend
...
Box Office Woman
...
Security Guard
...
Publicist
Bobby Sahni ...
Concert MC
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jason Collett
Emily Haines
Amy Millan
Charles Spearin
Edit

Storyline

Bruno wakes up in bed next to Caroline, his long time crush. But tomorrow she's off for school in France, and maybe she only granted this miracle as a parting gift for her long time friend. So tonight is Bruno's last chance. And tonight, as it happens, Broken Social Scene, her favourite band, is throwing a big outdoor bash. Maybe if Bruno, with the help of his best pal Blake, can score tickets and give Caroline a night to remember, he can keep this miracle alive. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Love is instrumental. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 October 2011 (South Korea)  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Breaking This Movie (2010) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
concert indie hybrid
23 September 2016 | by See all my reviews

Bruno is overjoyed to be waking up next to his 15 year crush Caroline Rush (Georgina Reilly). It's Toronto summer 2009. There's a garbage strike, the Indy's in town, and the band Broken Social Scene is playing. It's Caroline's favorite band and her last night before going back to Paris. Bruno's friend Blake brags that Bruno could get her backstage. Bruno struggles to get them into the concert and then backstage.

Director Bruce McDonald is basically doing a concert film incorporating an indie love story. It doesn't really work as either but it's interesting to have both interacting. One does have to be a fan of the music to like this. The concert is fine but McDonald needs to have longer sections with only the band to fully immerse in their vibe. As for the love story, it kinda works until she walks off some unknown reason. The movie takes a bohemian turn at the end and it's an odd interesting but unsatisfying finish.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?