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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.

Director:

Bill Duke

Writers:

Brian Bird (screenplay), T.D. Jakes (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Morris Chestnut ... Dave Johnson
Taraji P. Henson ... Clarice Clark
Maeve Quinlan ... Julie Sawyer
Kevin Hart ... Tree
Wood Harris ... Darnell Gooden
Eddie Cibrian ... Brock Houseman
Jenifer Lewis ... Mary 'Mama' Clark
Niecy Nash ... Michelle
Cannon Jay Cannon Jay ... Bryson Sawyer
Albert Hall ... Bishop Wilkes
Jeff Krebs ... Trauma Doctor
Nathaniel Carter Nathaniel Carter ... Deshawn
Brendon Terrell Ferguson Brendon Terrell Ferguson ... Marcus (as Brendon Terrell)
Kwame Boateng ... Darius
Henry Brown ... Mr. Reid (as Henry Brown Jr.)
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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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Features Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

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I Rock
Written by Kurt Farquhar (as Kurt W. Farquhar), Enoch Harris, Francisco Pimentel,
Young Gei Curtis
Performed by Young Gei Curtis featuring Pimp Da Pen
Courtesy of True Music LLC
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excellent family movie
28 June 2009 | by kbattsSee all my reviews

It's discouraging to see people down-rate any movie which has a Christian side to it. There are plenty of movies without this aspect; I don't see why the few with positive messages should bother anyone. Since we do have a spiritual component to our lives, I'm glad when I can have a movie such as this for our weekly "family night." This movie portrayed real life situations and made for great conversation afterward.

I really enjoyed these actors and want to find their other works. I thought the emotions shown in the many heavy situations were very well done.

The stories themselves were very good, and as I said, pertinent to real life. I have my own family, and have seen these struggles in our own families and in our friends'.

I've never read any books by T.D. Jakes, but after seeing this, I'll go look for some of his books.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Not Easily Broken See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,314,278, 11 January 2009

Gross USA:

$10,572,742

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,726,909
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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