L'Arnacoeur Poster

Release Date: September 10th, 2010

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary
Alex (Romain Duris) is a successful entrepreneur in a business he himself pioneered: Hire him, and he'll seduce any woman you want into falling in love with him, thus breaking her out of an existing relationship, after which he'll disappear. When a wealthy businessman asks him to break up his daughter's relationship before her wedding in 10 days, it sounds tough but doable -- that is, until he meets the bride, Juliette (Vanessa Paradis), who may be the first woman to resist his charms.

Cast: Romain Duris, Vanessa Paradis, Julie Ferrier, François Damiens, Héléna Noguerra, Andrew Lincoln, Jacques Frantz, Amandine Dewasmes

Director: Pascal Chaumeil

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Quad Productions

Distributors: IFC Films

Keywords: Cheeky, Love, Father, Underdog, Sister, 2000s, Temptation, France, Marriage, Hotel, Amusing, Deception

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Total fluff, though its totality is reasonably agreeable, and Pascal Chaumeil's comedy cum scenery-mainly Monte Carlo-gives the mercurial Romain Duris a chance to show his chops as an homme fatal. show more

  • Frothy, frantic and inescapably unromantic - the two leads have less chemistry than an American high-school curriculum - Heartbreaker marks the uneven feature debut of television director Pascal Chaumeil. show more

  • American romantic comedies have become so dismal over the past 20 years that it wouldn't be hard for even the Romanian film industry to show us up. I'm still waiting for the great Romanian romantic comedy (and hey, it could be out there), but for now, France saves the day with Heartbreaker. show more

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