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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 »

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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:

EUR8,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$52,628, 12 September 2010

Gross USA:

$504,030

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,457,528
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter Laurent Zeitoun got the idea of the film from something that happened in his family, when one of his cousins was in love with someone who didn't treat her well and he told his uncle that they should hire an actor skilled in improvisation to split up the couple. 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

Juliette: You okay?
Sophie: No, I'm not ok... I haven't fucked in 3 days; my pussy is tingly.
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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

Featured in Maltin on Movies: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne N° 11 En Sol Mineur Op.37 N°1 Andante Sostenuto
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Daniel Barenboim
© 1982 Polydor International
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Funny and fresh, for a rom com.
9 December 2012 | by lrishJoe78See all my reviews

Yes, it's *another* romantic comedy. And yes, there's nothing very original or groundbreaking here. But once you know what you're getting into, this is a really enjoyable watch with lots of funny moments. Perhaps it's just because the French style makes it feel a little different from the jaded American/British 'rom com' genre. Or perhaps the credit should go to the leads, Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis, who were both great. Who'd have thought Paradis would pop up in this of all places. The movie for me was let down only by the ending, which was entirely predictable, but I still laughed along all the way! Recommended light viewing.


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