Language of a Broken Heart (2013)



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A neurotic best-selling author on love, with the heightened emotional capacity of a woman, can write so eloquently about the subject, but can't keep girls from leaving him. After he comes back to his apartment in New York City to find his fiancé with another man, he returns to his hometown and the only woman he ever left, his mother. There, he renews his relationships with the people that matter the most, his family and friends. By a simple twist of fate he meets a free-spirited bookseller who challenges him to let people appreciate him for who he is. (c) Official Site
R (for some sexual references)
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Juddy Talt
as Nick
Ethan Cohn
as Cubbie
Lara Pulver
as Violet
Luke Coffee
as Drake
Jonah Hall
as Tommy
Oscar Nunez
as Adam Lebowitz
Nikki Donley
as Rebecca
Matthew Posey
as Donovan
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Critic Reviews for Language of a Broken Heart

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (6)

Take (500) Days of Summer and Garden State, strip away their charms and you end up with Language of a Broken Heart, a handsomely shot but tired pile-up of indie rom-com clichés.

Full Review… | April 11, 2013
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/
Top Critic

Just don't expect to fall hard for it.

Full Review… | March 14, 2013
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Part of the limp-rag ambience is due to Talt, who seems to be channeling Sarah Jessica Parker - which, unsurprisingly, does not work.

Full Review… | March 8, 2013
New York Post
Top Critic

It's an inoffensive, undercooked film without much to say, but there are flashes of potential.

Full Review… | March 7, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

Nothing terribly special here, but perfectly played and a spiritual cousin to such early '90s indies as "Naked in New York" and "Ed's Next Move."

Full Review… | March 7, 2013
New York Daily News
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Today's romantic comedies may be the most dire product being rolled off American filmmaking assembly lines.

Full Review… | March 5, 2013
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for Language of a Broken Heart

Structurally, this is a fairly standard love story. What's unique about it, and to me very endearing, is the character writer/star Juddy Talt (Nick) creates...a straight man who is a hopeless romantic of the kind we usually associate as feminine. In that way, it turns gender roles upside down by making him sensitive but not effeminate, not something I've seen before. The story is well directed by Rocky Powell, apparently his first effort. But this is Talt's film and whether you like it or not depends on whether you like Nick. I did. It's often funny and cleverly written with awkward moments and it's refreshing to see his take on being a non-stereotypical male.

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