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The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 11 September 2020 (USA)
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After a break-up, a young woman decides to start a gallery where people can leave trinkets from past relationships.

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Natalie Krinsky

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Natalie Krinsky (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Geraldine Viswanathan ... Lucy Gulliver
Dacre Montgomery ... Nick
Utkarsh Ambudkar ... Max Vora
Molly Gordon ... Amanda
Phillipa Soo ... Nadine
Suki Waterhouse ... Chloe
Sheila McCarthy ... Cheryl Gulliver
Bernadette Peters ... Eva Woolf
Nathan Dales ... Jeff
Ego Nwodim ... Harvard
Megan Ferguson ... Randy
Nikki Duval ... Willhemina
Emma Hunter ... New York Woman
Taylor Hill ... Taylor
Roy Choi ... Randy Choi
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What if you saved a souvenir from every relationship you've ever been in? THE BROKEN HEARTS GALLERY follows the always unique Lucy (Geraldine Viswanathan), a 20-something art gallery assistant living in New York City, who also happens to be an emotional hoarder. After she gets dumped by her latest boyfriend, Lucy is inspired to create The Broken Heart Gallery, a pop-up space for the items love has left behind. Word of the gallery spreads, encouraging a movement and a fresh start for all the romantics out there, including Lucy herself.

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There's an art to letting go

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content throughout and some crude references, strong language and drug references | See all certifications »

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The song playing at the end of the film and over the credits is "Young and in Love" by Ingrid Michaelson from her 2019 album "Stranger Songs", which was inspired by the Netflix series, Stranger Things (2016). Dacre Montgomery who plays Nick, also plays Billy Hargrove in Stranger Things. See more »

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At around 24:19 Nick opens and then reopens the same whiskey bottle. See more »

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Written by A.M. and David Wilson
Produced by A.M. and Dwilly
Performed by Headband
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If you don't mind some clichés and cheesy dialogue, this works pretty fine! [+59%]
21 October 2020 | by arungeorge13See all my reviews

The familiar rom-com beats are too hard to ignore in The Broken Hearts Gallery, but what holds it all together is a spunky little (lead) performance from Geraldine Viswanathan (who plays Lucy, an art gallery assistant). With a plot that's tailor-made for a romantic comedy (it has got a lot to do with Lucy's heartbreaks and the souvenirs she keeps from those broken relationships), The Broken Hearts Gallery makes the city of New York look like a standout character. Darc Montgomery plays Nick, the owner of a work-in-progress hotel, who bumps into Lucy in a rather unusual meet-cute. Their second (chance) encounter felt contrived as hell though.

When the duo decides to convert part of the hotel space into a gallery for exhibiting souvenirs from relationships that fell through, the film picks up speed, charm, and some romantic vibes. I didn't expect many surprises in the screenplay (which occasionally descends into downright cheesiness) but what bothered me was the distinct lack of humor. Here and there, we get a chuckle or two, courtesy of the largely silent Jeff (Nathan Dales), Eva Woolf (a spirited Bernadette Peters), and Marcos (Arturo Castro). The Broken Hearts Gallery wholly rides on Geraldine's star-making role and the chemistry she shares with Dacre (which was fine in parts, yes!).

While the inclusion of multi-ethnic (there's Utkarsh Ambudkar playing Max Vora, presumably of Indian origin) and LGBTQ (Philippa Soo plays Nadine, a lesbian) characters is commendable, they often recede conveniently into the background for the central plot to play out. It's not a bad film by any measure (Alar Kivilo's cinematography is a plus); The Broken Hearts Gallery, written and directed by Natalie Krinsky, is certainly one for audiences who savor their romantic comedies with a tolerable dose of clichés and syrupy feels.


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English

Release Date:

11 September 2020 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,126,401, 13 September 2020

Gross USA:

$4,035,968

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,710,581
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No Trace Camping See more »
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