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Breakable You (2017)

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The film follows the Wellers, A dynamic New York City family as they come to terms with themselves and each other.


Andrew Wagner





Credited cast:
Holly Hunter ... Eleanor Weller
Tony Shalhoub ... Adam Weller
Alfred Molina ... Paul Weller
Cristin Milioti ... Maud Weller
Omar Metwally ... Samir Kamali
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caroline Aaron ... Judith Singer
Brooke Adams ... Ruth Frank
Beege Barkette ... Joanne
Isabelle Candelier Isabelle Candelier ... Sandrine Bonhommet
Angela Church Angela Church ... Shelly Frank
Saoirse Heckrich Saoirse Heckrich ... Baby Rose
Yumi Iwama Yumi Iwama ... Dr. Lin
Celia Keenan-Bolger ... Jenny
Tamika Lawrence ... Tara
Adrian Lester ... Ken Yates


Eleanor Weller (Hunter) is a therapist who is not coping well with changes in her personal life, including a recent divorce and the growing instability of her daughter. Her ex-husband Adam (Shalhoub) is a once promising playwright whose career has been on a steady decline for many years. When Adam receives a manuscript written by a dead friend, he seizes an opportunity to transform his life.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexual content, and for language | See all certifications »






Release Date:

13 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A pedazos See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Production Co:

Harmoney Productions See more »
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A unique perspective on 21st Century Urban Relationships
2 April 2018 | by EilisNiGhliasainSee all my reviews

With all the bad reviews of this film from IMDb contributors, Éilís feels a bit conspicuous. She liked the film and the "mature" sex scenes.

With all the pornographic, exploitative, often violent 21st century sexual imagery all around us, I am surprised that viewers find the "older" sex between Holly Hunter's character, Eleanor and Alfred Molina's Paul offensive. With all the sexual gadgetry, video games and films available, it's intriguing that people would have an issue with a bathroom mirror.

(Éilís actually had a problem with the sexual atmosphere between the young couple Maud (Cristin Milioti) and Samir (Omar Metwally). At least Eleanor and Paul were having fun!

Because this film lacks fun. To term it as a comedy is an incomprehensible misnomer. For one thing, it centres around Adam the writer, Eleanor's ex husband, Maud's father and the definition of the word "narcissist." No one is likely to escape the effects of hanging around him. Forget the sex, Adam (Tony Shalhoub) is creepy. Unfortunately, many men live and think like him; the current President of the United States, for example.

Another contemporary and perhaps controversial topic that arises in the film is that of Maud's overload with motherhood. Canada's "Maclean's" news magazine recently covered a story of modern day mothers feeling trapped.

For these reasons, maybe that's why reviewers of the film "Breakable You" dislike it?

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