08 September 2010


Directed by: Pascal Chaumeil
Written by: Laurent Zeitoun, Jeremy Doner & Yohan Gromb
Full credits at IMDb

A movie can't open by ogling a bikini-clad beauty to the riffs of "Son of a Preacher Man" and expect anyone to take it seriously. Even if it's in French. And stars Romain Duris. That is, it's the soundtrack that's your first—but not last—clue to Heartbreaker's place in the destined-for-TBS canon of romantic comedies. Duris plays Alex, who breaks up couples for a living: he seduces women who don't realize they're in unhappy relationships to show them that they are. But then he takes a job that asks him to do the impossible—to take a woman, Juliette (Vanessa Paradis), out of, like, the happiest relationship ever. Along the way, Heartbreaker (L'Arnacoeur) hits all the genre's marks...

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