Language of a Broken Heart
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Language of a Broken Heart
A neurotic best-selling author on love, with the heightened emotional capacity of a woman, can write so eloquently about the subject, but can't keep girls from leaving him. After he comes back to his apartment in New York City to find his fiancé with another man, he returns to his hometown and the only woman he ever left, his mother. There, he renews his relationships with the people that matter the most, his family and friends. By a simple twist of fate he meets a free-spirited bookseller who challenges him to let people appreciate him for who he is. (c) Official Site

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Take (500) Days of Summer and Garden State, strip away their charms and you end up with Language of a Broken Heart, a handsomely shot but tired pile-up of indie rom-com clichés."
‑ Cary Darling, Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
"It's an inoffensive, undercooked film without much to say, but there are flashes of potential."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Exactly the movie that one expects it to be -- a frustrating quality for some, but smooth medicine for those who trust and like writer-actors' puppy dog tales that unfold loosely in the vein of Ed Burns."
‑ Brent Simon,
"An entertaining enough Prodigal Son drama about a just-dumped love guru who finds the girl of his dreams when he returns home from the big city to lick his wounds."
‑ Kam Williams, Sly Fox
"A feigned attempt at a stereotypically quirky indie film that has virtually nothing in the way of formal sophistication or narrative ambition."
‑ Drew Hunt, Slant Magazine
"Just don't expect to fall hard for it."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times
"Nothing terribly special here, but perfectly played and a spiritual cousin to such early '90s indies as "Naked in New York" and "Ed's Next Move.""
‑ Joe Neumaier, New York Daily News
"Language of a Broken Heart might have made a passable Hallmark or Lifetime TV movie, cushioned by the TV-movie context. But as a theatrical prospect, it's a fail."
‑ Kimberley Jones, Austin Chronicle
"The rom-com genre keeps scraping bottom, and this particular annoyance is about as low as you can get."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
"Part of the limp-rag ambience is due to Talt, who seems to be channeling Sarah Jessica Parker - which, unsurprisingly, does not work."
‑ Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post
"Today's romantic comedies may be the most dire product being rolled off American filmmaking assembly lines."
‑ Ernest Hardy, Village Voice
"Don't expect to fall head-over-heels for this tale of a nice guy finishing last, but you'll appreciate its quirks, insight and humor."
‑ Lindsey Cherner, Austin American-Statesman
"Lacks complexity, realism, wit and sophistication. Julie White radiates panache, though."
‑ Avi Offer, NYC Movie Guru
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