Language of a Broken Heart
Language of a Broken Heart (2013)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 8, 2013
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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/

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.

Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

It's an inoffensive, undercooked film without much to say, but there are flashes of potential.

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Brent Simon

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.

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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times

Just don't expect to fall hard for it.

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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News

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."

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Kimberley Jones
Austin Chronicle

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.

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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post

Part of the limp-rag ambience is due to Talt, who seems to be channeling Sarah Jessica Parker - which, unsurprisingly, does not work.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

Today's romantic comedies may be the most dire product being rolled off American filmmaking assembly lines.

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Lindsey Cherner
Austin American-Statesman

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.

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