As your resident Romantic Comedy expert, I am coming to you with the latest and greatest Romantic Comedy. The Broken Hearts Gallery. It’s now available to watch on Starz (or on Hulu with the Starz add on) or you can rent/buy it on Amazon, Youtube, Fandango, or DirectTV, so I really really really REALLY cannot emphasize enough how badly you should watch this movie.
It’s what I like to call a Breakup Com, but also it is a bonafide Romantic Comedy. Lucy is a relationship hoarder. She keeps tokens from ex boyfriends, happy memories, and stores them in her (shockingly large) New York City Apartment. After a pretty hefty breakup, she meets Nick, a closed off romantic type, trying to open a boutique hotel in NYC. They strike up a friendship and work together to bring the hotel and Lucy’s Broken Hearts Art Gallery to life. Lucy collects items from strangers and friends throughout the city in order to help herself, and others get over their past relationships.
It’s fucking WONDERFUL. Lucy is confident and witty, she’s funny, and full of herself in the best of ways. Nick is hot as FUCK, gloomy and adorable, but has the air of a hopeless romantic bubbling under the skin. The movie explores the topic of grief within a relationship in a funny and witty way, and really had me thinking about what things I have held onto in the past. It’s wrapped up oh so nicely in the end, and it has very quickly become one of my all time favorite Romantic Comedies.
It was directed and written by Natalie Krinsky, executive produced by Selena Gomez, it’s a female powerhouse. It’s pretty obvious that it was written and directed by a woman, and it makes me love it all the more. Lucy, played by Geraldine Viswanathan, is a South Asian woman of color, which we fucking LOVE. Her and Dacre Montgomery have this wonderful friendly type of chemistry, that I live for in movies, particularly friends to lovers RomComs.
I’ll be doing a full episode about this movie that will come out on March 31st, so make sure you watch before that airs so we can chit chat all about it! I truly cannot emphasize enough how much I love this movie. I’ve watched it three times since I found out about it last month. THREE TIMES. The rewatchability is absurd honestly.