Broken Hearts Gallery ** (possibly more for millennials) Romantic comedy We suffered through this quirky, modern, romantic comedy, set in the New York City art world, realizing that there is a big gap between us and the culture of today's millennials.
** (possibly more for millennials)
We suffered through this quirky, modern, romantic comedy, set in the New York City art world, realizing that there is a big gap between us and the culture of today’s millennials.
Joyce talked to two young couples in the lobby who loved the movie and related to the characters. That was our problem. We couldn’t relate to them at all.
Geraldine Viswanathan plays Lucy, an art gallery assistant who lives with two other women who are as quirky as her.
Lucy is a collector of seemingly insignificant objects that have a connection to boyfriends that she has broken up with. She meets Nick (Dacre Montgomery), a struggling young man she mistakes for an Uber driver, whose dream is to turn a rundown building into a hotel.
When her current boyfriend breaks up with her and she gets fired, she goes into a deep funk. Her roommates convince her to get rid of all the mementos in her room.
Hey, why not store them in Nick’s hotel!
Hence, the movie title, “The Broken Hearts Gallery.”
People bring in their mementos and the under-construction building is littered with junk.
Lucy and Nick work together in a platonic relationship, but since this is billed as a romantic comedy, you just know that is going to change, as the movie becomes predictable, right up to the stupid ending.
We apologize to all the young romantics out there, most of whom never read reviews and may love this movie as much as the couples in the lobby. If you are over 40, you may wish to heed our warning.
Viswanathan seems to be a promising young actress, quite different from the pretty young blue eyed, blonde starlets.
If there was an Oscar for prop person, whoever had the job of gathering all the stuff in this movie is a shoo-in.
If there is an award for weird wardrobe, hold another Oscar.
Rated PG-13 for profanity, sexual references and drug use.