Starring: Geraldine Viswanathan, Dacre Montgomery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Bernadette Peters, Suki Waterhouse
Director: Natalie Krinsky
Release date: 11th Sept 2020
As a schoolgirl, Lucy Gulliver (Geraldine Viswanathan) started collecting items belonging to ex-boyfriends, keeping them as a reminder of what once was. Eight years later and Lucy is now a successful Gallery Assistant in one of the top New York galleries, and dating Max (Utkarsh Ambudkar), a good looking colleague she works with. Everything seems perfect in Lucy’s life; great job, great friends and a boyfriend she adores… that is until she gets very drunk at an event after seeing Max with his arms around another woman. She makes a total show of herself and is then ceremoniously dumped by Max and fired. Distraught, she gets into what she thinks is an Uber, but it is in fact just a random car. The guy is totally freaked out but Lucy is in such a state, he drives her home… Lucy has become well known for her ‘hoarding’ of items from past relationships and sees absolutely nothing wrong with it. Little does she know, that her hoarding will ultimately lead to helping dozens of other people move on from past relationships…
It’s been a long while since we’ve been able to share the communal experience of sitting in a cinema and watching a movie together. Something that we’ve always taken for granted was taken away in an instant. Society had to adapt and so we switched to watching movies online. It began to feel as though we would never set foot inside a cinema again.. Thankfully now after months away, we can once again have the experience of watching films on a big screen, together but apart..
‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’ movie is kinda just what we need at the moment.. a tale of friendship, obsession, being in love, being out of love and heartbroken… it’s all there.
Dacre Montgomery is great as Nick and has an air of the Zac Efron about him looks-wise, which in my books is never a bad thing. A great cast overall, the only one little downside was that it felt a little long. Don’t let that put you off though. If you’re looking for an entertaining movie and also looking to make your first visit to a cinema since lockdown, then give this one a watch. A really great soundtrack adds to the whole package.