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

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 10, 2010
DVD Release Date: January 11, 2011
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Critic Score: 70% 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.

Rebecca Barry Hill

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: 66% 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
Cast: Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier, François Damiens, Héléna Noguerra, Andrew Lincoln, Jacques Frantz, Amandine Dewasmes Director: Pascal… More