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Heartbreak Hospital

Heartbreak Hospital (2002)

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Average Rating: 3.3/10
Critic Reviews: 6
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 5

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Neely (Chelsea Altman) is a struggling actress living in New York. Her Mexican boyfriend, Tonio (Demian Bechir), is a cook who's trying to sell his own line of pasta sauces. Lottie (Patricia Clarkson), her eccentric neighbor, is obsessed with a soap opera, "Heartbreak Hospital." Frustrated with her inability to get work, Neely accepts Tonio's proposal of marriage, and plans to honeymoon with him in Mexico. On their way to the airport, she stops to say goodbye to her acting teacher, who tells her

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Comedy

Rudolph Gerber

Sep 17, 2006

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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (7) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (12)

Other than a mildly engaging central romance, Hospital is sickly entertainment at best and mind-destroying cinematic pollution at worst.

September 17, 2002
Hollywood Reporter
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A dreary indulgence.

September 12, 2002 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
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The director, with his fake backdrops and stately pacing, never settles on a consistent tone.

September 12, 2002 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
L.A. Weekly
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It's quite diverting nonsense.

September 9, 2002
New York Post
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An excruciating demonstration of the unsalvageability of a movie saddled with an amateurish screenplay.

September 5, 2002 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times
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Sluggish, tonally uneven.

September 3, 2002 Full Review Source: Village Voice
Village Voice
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The leads we are given here are simply too bland to be interesting.

December 10, 2002 Full Review Source: FilmJerk.com
FilmJerk.com

Unfortunately, Heartbreak Hospital wants to convey the same kind of haughtiness in its own sketchy material but this territory has already been explored previously with better aplomb and sardonic wit.

September 15, 2002 Full Review Source: TheWorldJournal.com
TheWorldJournal.com

This derivative flick cops too much from much-better films like Tootsie, Nurse Betty and Soapdish.

September 13, 2002 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

The film's tone and pacing are off almost from the get-go.

September 12, 2002
New Times

You've already seen Heartbreak if you've watched the far superior Nurse Betty or Sunset Boulevard. Even the unwatchable Soapdish is more original.

September 6, 2002 Full Review Source: Citysearch
Citysearch

Desperately unfunny when it tries to makes us laugh and desperately unsuspenseful when it tries to make us jump out of our seats.

September 5, 2002 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

Dodgy mixture of cutesy romance, dark satire and murder mystery.

September 5, 2002 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
TV Guide's Movie Guide

A deliberative account of a lifestyle characterized by its surface-obsession - one that typifies the delirium of post, pre, and extant stardom.

September 3, 2002 Full Review Source: Apollo Guide
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