The Broken Hearts Gallery

September 11, 202065/1005 min
Geraldine Viswanathan, Dacre Montgomery, Utkarsh Ambudkar
Written by
Natalie Krinsky
Directed by
Natalie Krinsky
Run Time
1h 48min
Release Date
September 11th, 2020
Overall Score
Rating Summary


Having your heart broken has to be one of the top five worst things that can happen to you in your life. So it’s good for us that we have songs and movies to get us through that heartbreak and in some cases, lots of alcohol. In Natalie Krensky’s new romantic comedy the story of heartbreak is presented in the form of a girl who just likes to keep mementos from her past boyfriends, which would be creepy if she didn’t have such an incredible personality. So instead of going to the dark place it could have The Broken Hearts Gallery delivers us maybe the perfect escape from the world we are in today.

Lucy (Geraldine Viswanathan) is the kind of girl you want to be around, unless it seems if you are a guy who is dating her, because those guys never seem to stick around. Luckily for Lucy she has some great friends in Amanda (Molly Gordon) and Nadone (Phillipa Soo), who when not helping Lucy get through a break up is running a good side hustle on wagering on her relationships with each other. Her latest guy Max (Uktarsh Ambudkar) seems to be the guy, but when his ex comes back around he leaves Lucy, which once again puts her in the place we go to when our hearts get broken. It is around this time she meets Nick (Dacre Montgomery), a random guy who Lucy thought was her Uber driver, but somehow becomes the spark for Lucy’s big idea. Being someone who keeps mementos from her past loves, Lucy creates a place where people can leave such items as its new home. The Broken Hearts Gallery. While mending hearts, her own starts to open up to Nick and in just another love movie, but with a lot of pep.

I am not going to lie, I want to live in this world and find a girl like Lucy. I mean yeah sure she has some issues, but damn, she is funny and that goes a long way. Natalie Krensky really does create a world you want to live in, and not just because you can hang out with people and do fun things again. No she just creates a world that feels ideal, where friends are always there for you, not to just pick you up but with the right joke as well. Between the world that she creates and the way her and Alar Kivilo shot New York, I mean it kind of feels like you have been taken to the great city of Oz. All that is fine and dandy, but The Broken Hearts Gallery would be nothing without Viswanathan, who is like beacon of light with her performance and owns every second she is on screen. Sure all the romantic comedy troupes are here, but it is all about presentation and having Bernadette Peters make an appearance definitely takes it up a notch. I didn’t know I needed this movie until I was watching it, it is just such a happy place and man is that needed right now.

The Broken Hearts Gallery is in Theaters 9/11/20

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