‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’ Movie Review: It’s Art, Man

by Jeremy Spirogis
Broken Hearts Gallery: Geraldine Viswanathan

The Broken Hearts Gallery acquired a theatrical launch in September when theaters toyed with reopening. If you didn’t get an opportunity to see it then, the film is on DVD, Blu-ray and digital now. It’s a complete feel-good romantic comedy that’s an amazing car for Geraldine Viswanathan and the standout supporting solid.

Broken Hearts Gallery: Geraldine Viswanathan
Geraldine Viswanathan | George Kraychyk/Columbia TriStar

Building ‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’

Like the start of many romantic comedies, Lucy (Viswanathan) will get dumped by Max (Utkarsh Ambudkar) firstly of The Broken Hearts Gallery. On the best way house, Lucy errors Nick (Dacre Montgomery)’s automotive for a Lyft. They maintain operating into one another in New York. 

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Lucy simply provides some mementos from Max to her assortment of keepsakes from all her previous relationships. In one in every of her encounters with Nick, on the lodge he’s renovating, he encourages Lucy to go away a few of her mementoes behind. When she jokingly hangs a tie on the wall and calls it the Broken Hearts Gallery, different individuals begin leaving their mementos too. 

‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’ has a related message 

Lucy’s behavior results in a intelligent premise for a romantic comedy. How good that this rom-com relies on Nick and Lucy serving to one another with their companies, somewhat than contrived schemes. Lucy isn’t charging something for the gallery, however it’s focusing her on the trail in the direction of her profession aim within the artwork world. 

Geraldine Viswanathan and Dacre MontgomeryGeraldine Viswanathan and Dacre Montgomery
Geraldine Viswanathan and Dacre Montgomery | George Kraychyk/Columbia TriStar

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However, Lucy’s behavior and her gallery converse to a related theme. Sentimentality is legitimate, however holding onto unhealthy relationships is one thing else. There’s accumulating after which there’s hoarding. The Broken Hearts Gallery is about discovering a wholesome place for collections and recollections whereas making room for brand spanking new ones. 

As the Broken Hearts Gallery grows, extra individuals search the closure of donating their mementos, and Lucy good points the expertise of opening as much as others. It turns into the very best form of success, the type that happens naturally. Lucy’s little area of interest endeavor organically good points publicity which attracts new donors symbiotically. 

A solid of actual characters 

Viswanathan is a rom-com lead. She’s an endearing mess however she doesn’t sugar coat it. Lucy is self-destructive, however she will be humorous about it and stay humorous whereas she learns. Montgomery is nice because the man with a plan for whom Lucy causes chaos, however it’s the great form of chaos and he’s not villainized for being pushed.

Broken Hearts Gallery roommatesBroken Hearts Gallery roommates
L-R: Molly Gordon, Geraldine Viswanathan and Phillipa Soo | George Kraychyk/Columbia TriStar

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Lucy additionally has two roommates, Amanda (Molly Gordon) and Nadine (Phillipa Soo). Together they’re an endearing trio. They have their banter but in addition particular person personalities. 

Writer/director Natalie Krinsky fills The Broken Hearts Gallery with one-off tales of tragic humor and/or real coronary heart, generally each concurrently. All the whereas, she serves her lead and supporting characters with satisfying arcs in a feel-good romance with loads of laughs. 

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