02/07/2010

Review: Heartbreaker

It's very rare to find a truly funny, enjoyable rom-com these days, especially when every single one Hollywood churns out is complete balls. Step forward the French who have shown us how to do it right with Heartbreaker. Here's 5 reasons why you should watch it:
  1. It has a great premise. A suave, handsome fellow (Romain Duris) has a business with his sister and brother-in-law to break up relationships by showing women what bastards their boyfriends are. I may start up a similar one.
  2. Vanessa Paradis. Although I'm aware of her roots as a singer and her career as muse of Karl Lagerfeld but let's be honest, everyone knows her as the jammy cow who sleeps with Johnny Depp. I'm happy to report that she's a great actress too; likeable as the stuck up rich girl and equally so when she eventually melts. I also love her gap.
  3. It is really funny. Honestly, when is the last time you saw a rom-com that actually made you laugh really loud? This one will but just make sure you're not sitting near a man who laughs like a donkey drowning in porridge like I did at the press screening. Very off putting.
  4. It's romantic without making you want to heave. That's about it really. It's also worth noting that the comedy and romance blend seamlessly.
  5. It will make you want to watch Dirty Dancing. There is no greater gift than that.
Rating: 4/5

P.S. The Hollywood remake is inevitable so catch this whilst you can before they shit all over it.