Alex Lippi (Romain Duris) and his sister (Julie Ferrier) and her husband (FranÃƒÂ§ois Damiens) run an outfit specialising in breaking up impending weddings by showing the bride that her fiance isn’t as desirable a match as Alex. Alex then withdraws with a touching story about how he’s too heartbroken to be the one. Usually a rich father employs the team to perform this scam. Such is the case when Juliette (Vanessa Paradis) is about to marry Jonathan, a wealthy young Englishman (Andrew Lincoln). The job goes against Alex’s basic rule: never to break up a match when the couple is genuinely in love with each other — as these two are. Also, the deadline to stop the wedding is impossibly short. But the team takes it on nonetheless because of a major debt. Gangsters are threatening to do huge damage to Alex if he doesn’t pay up very quickly.
Once in a while a movie impresses you so much that you actually watched it twice over as you can get enough of it.
This is the case with Heartbreaker for me. Don’t let the title fool you. It’s no sappy depressing mellow drama, but a rather unique storytelling that will leave you laughing and smiling.
The film very much preaches of the despicable things we people do when we’re desperate for money.
One of the ingredient success for the movie is probably the excellent blend of plot, and character development.
Looks like I’ve become a fan of the director Pascal Chaumeil, as the movie was well executed, and brilliantly made. I won’t be surprised if Hollywood comes knocking, and does a remake of it.