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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.

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Caleb Vetter

Writers:

Caleb Vetter (story), Wesley Elder (story) | 2 more credits »
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A comedy about a guy who gets hired to deliver the "bad" news to the significant other... But when he falls for a woman he has been hired to reject, he must deal with his own baggage before he can win her heart.

Director: Ken Barbet
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Cast

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

When an idealistic romantic gets fired from his day job, he is offered a "one-time gig" to break up a girl's relationship for her disapproving parents. This "one-time" gig spreads through word-of-mouth and he ends up becoming a professional match-breaker. Business gets personal, however, when he's hired to destroy the relationship of the girl he's adored and pined for since grade school.

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Taglines:

True love can just wait.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language
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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

So Broken Up See more »

Filming Locations:

Kansas City, Missouri, USA See more »

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Trivia

After Veronica reminds Ethan to take Beast with him as he begins to leave the dog behind at the park, Ethan quotes Courage the Cowardly Dog and says, "Stupid dog, you make me look bad." See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Veronica: Jump in after me, Ethan!
Ethan Cooper: Really?
Veronica: Prove to me your love!
Ethan Cooper: Eh... I would normally, but... it's cold.
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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 »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Prove Your Love (Score)
(uncredited)
Performed by George Pauley
(p) 2016 So Broken Up, LLC
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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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