Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur)
Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) (2010)

HEARTBREAKER is an action-packed romantic comedy pairing two of France's biggest young stars: Romain Duris (THE BEAT THAT MY HEART SKIPPED, PARIS) and actress/singer Vanessa Paradis (GIRL ON THE BRIDGE). A smash hit in France, the film… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 11, 2011
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While definitely on the fluffier side of French comedy, Heartbreaker benefits from never taking itself too seriously -- and from the performance of the ever-charming Romain Duris.

Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

It sparkles like champagne. It's not the good stuff, but it'll do the trick.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Alas, it turns out to be just as bad as any routine French romantic comedy -- illogical, inconsistent and sloppily written, a charmless, tasteless, witless waste of time.

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Laura Kern
Film Comment Magazine

To fully appreciate the pleasures of Pascal Chaumeil's debut feature, Heartbreaker, it helps to know-and love-Dirty Dancing.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

It has neither a cynic's conviction nor idealist's perseverance, and its ideas about what a woman wants seem cribbed from bad paperback fiction.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The travelogue component of Heartbreaker is its best selling point.

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

Like "How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days," only funnier, fresher. And French.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

Chaumeil's comedy cum scenery -- mainly Monte Carlo -- gives the mercurial Romain Duris a chance to show his chops as an homme fatal.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Yes, Heartbreaker is diverting, intermittently charming and occasionally funny, but it is also a jumble of jammed-together notions.

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Rebecca Barry
Flicks.co.nz

This is fun, frothy screwball stuff that won't demand much more cerebral participation than reading the subtitles. But, like Duris, it should charm your pants off.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Nice French rom com. Story was unusual, and the two leads had chemistry. Better than some American ones I have watched recently!
Cynthia S.
This was a fun movie, with a unique premise..which led to enjoyable (if at times predictable) story lines. The acting was very good. A little slapstick at… More
Jim Hunter
Pursued by creditors and helped by his married sister, a man is hired to break up a happy woman's wedding. Stuck between screwball comedy that allows Alex… More
Lewis C.
"Women in couples come in three categories: happy, knowingly unhappy, and unhappy without admitting it." Heartbreaker is a breezy French romantic… More
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Directed by Pascal Chaumeil, Quad Productions, 2010. Starring Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier and Andrew Lincoln. Genre: Comedy, Romance… More
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Cast: Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier, François Damiens, Héléna Noguerra, Andrew Lincoln, Jacques Frantz, Amandine Dewasmes Director: Pascal… More