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Heartbreaker (2010)

L'arnacoeur (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 17 March 2010 (France)
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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.

Director:

Pascal Chaumeil

Writers:

Laurent Zeitoun (scenario), Jeremy Doner (scenario) | 2 more credits »
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Romain Duris ... Alex
Vanessa Paradis ... Juliette
Julie Ferrier ... Mélanie
François Damiens ... Marc
Héléna Noguerra ... Sophie (as Helena Noguerra)
Andrew Lincoln ... Jonathan
Jacques Frantz ... Van der Beck
Amandine Dewasmes Amandine Dewasmes ... Florence
Jean-Yves Lafesse Jean-Yves Lafesse ... Dutour
Jean-Marie Paris Jean-Marie Paris ... Goran
Elodie Frenck ... Karine
Tarek Boudali Tarek Boudali ... Le manager Montecarlo Bay
Philippe Lacheau ... Le compagnon (as Philippe Lacheau dit « Fifi »)
Julien Arruti Julien Arruti ... Frère de Florence
Geoffrey Bateman Geoffrey Bateman ... Le beau-père de Juliette
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Lucky Red [Italy] | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

France | Monaco

Release Date:

17 March 2010 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Heartbreaker See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€8,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,608,428 (France), 21 March 2010, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,628, 12 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$504,030, 12 December 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,438,829, 14 November 2010
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It Happened One Night (1934) was one of the films that inspired screenwriters Laurent Zeitoun, Jeremy Doner and Yoann Gromb. 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Special Collector's Edition: La colina de las botas (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Waltz Nr. 11 in G Flat Major
Written by Frédéric Chopin
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Probably a rom-com that appeals to boys as much as girls
15 July 2010 | by Red-BarracudaSee all my reviews

I'm no expert on rom-coms I have to say. I don't mind them particularly you understand but I just don't tend to gravitate towards them. This of course means that my views on Heartbreaker are not from the point-of-view of a connoisseur of this genre. And from this perspective I found it to be a perfectly pleasant way to spend an hour-and-a-half of my time. While the story's trajectory did seem a little predictable, the mixture of the romantic comedy with the 'heartbreaker' team seemed to be coming from a new angle. It allowed the film to mix in some action, gadgets and spy tactics into the romantic formula. And really it works quite well all-in-all.

I found the characters to be likable and amusing. I enjoyed the Monaco scenery. And I was interested enough with the various methods the heartbreaker team employed to pull off their scam. While the film doesn't really explain very well why Vanessa Paradis's father does not want her to marry her fiancé, and her subsequent romance with her bodyguard isn't really very believable, it doesn't ultimately matter very much as the film's tone is playful and a bit silly, so lack of believability isn't exactly a deal-breaker here. Overall, Heartbreaker has most probably been so successful as it's a rom-com that guys and girls can both enjoy.


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