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Broken Diamonds (2021)

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Twentysomething Scott (Ben Platt) yearns to travel to Paris, hoping the change of scenery will inspire his writing and provide the creative energy he needs to kickstart his career. Yet his plans soon crumble after his father's unexpected death, leaving Scott responsible for minding his sister, Cindy (Lola Kirke). As Cindy's unpredictable mental health struggles increasingly plague her, Scott must confront the true motivations behind his aspirations if he is to prevent his broken family from sinking. Directed by Peter Sattler. Co-starring Yvette Nicole Brown and Lynda Boyd.

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Critic Reviews for Broken Diamonds

All Critics (25) | Top Critics (5)

It's nothing enlightening.

July 23, 2021 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

A topical and emotionally accessible film that should easily connect with sympathetic viewers, particularly those familiar with the debilitating effects of chronic mental health issues.

July 22, 2021 | Full Review…

Both Platt and Kirke are excellent at avoiding antiquated tropes about mental illness in this realistic story that's written from the heart.

July 22, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The movie treats illness as a series of contrivances, an engine that keeps the plot pistoning forward, and the result of this approach is a film that feels lifeless, or worse, reductive.

July 22, 2021 | Full Review…

"Broken Diamonds"... may concern damaged individuals in search of connection and unity, but is neat and tidy to a cheesy fault.

July 22, 2021 | Full Review…
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Its honesty is accompanied by a genuinely entertaining story that makes its message not only palatable but enjoyable.

August 20, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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