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L'arnacoeur (2010)

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 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 »

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Official Sites:

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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: In a couple there are three categories of women. The happy ones, the unhappy ones who cope... and the unhappy ones who do not admit it... That last category is my stock in trade... We exist to help them... Our job: Breaking up their couples... Our goal: to open their eyes... Our method: seduction... We break their couples, never their hearts... My name is Alex Lippi and today, I broke my own heart.
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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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Features Dirty Dancing (1987) See more »

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Nocturne in B flat major, Op. 9
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really great movie!
21 March 2010 | by anna_soeuristeSee 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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