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The Broken Hearts Club (2000)



Critic Consensus: The Broken Hearts Club often feels like an amalgam of 70s sitcoms -- though a hunky lead and a sweet central romance provide soapy delights.

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In the palm-shaded oasis of West Hollywood, we meet Dennis, a promising photographer. As he prepares to celebrate his twenty-eighth birthday, he laments, ' I can't decide if my friends are the best or worse thing that ever happened to me.' The gang includes Benji, the punkish innocent with a penchant for gym bodies; Howie, the psychology grad student who thinks too much and lives too little; Cole, the charismatic actor who accidentally keeps stealing everybody's guy; Patrick, the cynical quipster, and Taylor, resident drama queen, who, until recently, prided himself on his long-term relationship. Providing sage advice and steady work is Jack, the beloved patriarch whose restaurant is a haven for them all.

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Nia Long
as Leslie
Ben Weber
as Patrick
Robert Arce
as Purple Guy
Michael Bergin
as Kip Rogers
Nora Burns
as Female Shopper
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Critic Reviews for The Broken Hearts Club

All Critics (28) | Top Critics (7)

It's almost the point of The Broken Hearts Club that it doesn't crank up the emotion. It insists on the ordinariness of its characters, on their everyday problems, on the relaxed and chatty ways they pass their time.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

In short, audiences may be buying a ticket to see Dean Cain kiss another guy, but there's a lot more to The Broken Hearts Club than that lovely sight.

October 3, 2017 | Full Review…

may actually show its strength by being average

January 5, 2010 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

This gay heart-warmer may have a fuzzy, sitcom-ish appeal for some.

January 4, 2007 | Full Review…

Light but consistently entertaining ensemble comedy. Dean Cain is a riot.

December 26, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

What we have here is no less than the 30th anniversary rerelease of the infamous 70s gay-angst drama, Boys in the Band.

May 30, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Broken Hearts Club


One of the best films targeting the gay interest group without focusing on pessimistic elements. It's a film about the friendship between a group of gay men as they deal with their problems. It has surprisingly good performance from everyone, plus it has a nice message by showing the characters as normal people with normal problems. A rare gem for people interested in this type of cinema.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

I had never seen this before, just heard a lot about it. I kinda loved it. The cast is great and filled with some popular actors I'd only seen in one or two big roles so this was interesting. Fairly light-hearted but a lot of witty dialogue and loveable characters. It also rekindled a crush I have on Andrew Keegan.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

For romantic comedy, this film was pretty flat

Remi Logan
Remi Logan

Super Reviewer

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