The Broken Hearts Gallery (2020)
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I feel bad for Dacre Montgomery in The Broken Hearts Gallery. He does some pretty good acting for a piece like this, but everyone else gets to be so damn funny, while he's stuck in the brooding ingenue role who must eventually submit to the romcom gods. So yes, it's a romcom and it follows the formula, but the joy is never in the formula, it's in the specifics. And in this case, everyone who has at least two scenes is a fun character you could have walked off with to see what else they get up to when they aren't hanging out with the studmuffin or the fun quirky girl (and I don't want to dismiss Geraldine Viswanathan here, she's very charming and fun in the lead). In particular, watch for Hamilton's Phillipa Soo as a lesbian heartbreaker, and her double act with morbid Molly Gordon. Studly not-Chris-Pine-nor-Paul-Walker's married friends are also a hoot. But even a woman off the street who intersects the action gets to be a character. Oh, the story? Well, Viswanathan collects things from old relationships, making connections between objects and memory her thing for reasons we will discover, and ends up building her own art gallery with her mementos and others'. Flick's funny and heartfelt and I think worth the watch.
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