THE TEARS ALWAYS WORK

L’ARNACOEUR (HEARTBREAKER) (2010)
– 3 and a half out of 5 stars 

Heartbreaker is a French romantic comedy starring Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis.

Romain Duris plays Alex Lippi, a professional heartbreaker. He believes there are three types of women in a relationship: those who are happy, those who are knowingly unhappy and those who are unhappy without knowing it. His job is to help those in the last category. For his latest assignment, he is hired by a rich man to break Juliette’s (his daughter) relationship with an Englishman. But the problem is, he has only a week before their wedding.

Wow, Romain Duris is really charming! You can literally laugh out loud at the antics he pulls with his previous assignments, though you secretly wonder how did those women fall for the exact same line and tears. I guess it must be his eyes. While trying to get to Juliette, he picks up dancing cos Juliette loves the movie Dirty Dancing and OMG he can really dance! His partners-in-crime, his sister and brother-in-law are hilarious as a team. Especially the brother-in-law’s obsession to be an Italian car-racer and how he repeatedly knocked Juliette’s friend, Sophie, out cold. It’s been a long time since a rom-com has been interesting and not entirely predictable so I really enjoyed this one.

This is Juliette’s favourite song – Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go by Wham!

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