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The Matchbreaker (2016)

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A young professional breakup artist reaches a crisis when the girl he's hired to target is the girl he's always wanted.


Caleb Vetter


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Elder ... Ethan
Christina Grimmie ... Emily
Osric Chau ... Sam
Olan Rogers ... Mitchell
Shawna Howson Shawna Howson ... Lexy
Tessa Violet Tessa Violet ... Tricia
Victoria Jackson ... Mrs. Taylor
Torry Martin ... Tully
Ashley Shelton ... Veronica
Ben Davies ... Brian
Chris Massoglia ... Zach
Michael Joiner ... Wayne
Jennifer Mays Jennifer Mays ... Donna (as Jen Mays)
Alicia Cabrera ... Ruth
Elena Lazorishak ... Young Emily
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True love can just wait.


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language

Did You Know?


Zack (Chris Massoglia) declares that he hates Josh Hutcherson. Chris Massoglia previously starred with Josh Hutcherson in Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant as best friends who have a falling out and become bitter enemies. See more »


When Ethan and Sam walk to the gas station, a Dodge Minivan is parked behind them. In the next frame, it vanishes. See more »


Sam: You're the expert. There's got to be a chip in that high gloss, heavy duty, premium quality paint.
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Crazy Credits

"Obviously there were animals in the film. And we didn't harm them. But no one was there to watch so we can't put their logo here." See more »


References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »


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User Reviews

Cute, entertaining, fun for teens and adults
30 April 2017 | by andylew-74377See all my reviews

Found this on Netflix and was delighted to find out that it is clean, witty, and insightful!

I'm only an occasional jazz fan but I truly enjoyed the music too. I don't have a lot to add to what the other positive reviewers have said otherwise, except that it was really refreshing to get through an entire modern comedy without a single F-bomb.

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6 December 2016 (USA) See more »

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Kansas City, Missouri, USA See more »

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