The Broken Hearts Club

Rated 3.0

Writer/director Greg Berlanti follows a small circle of friends through the ups and downs of love and sex. What sets Berlanti’s film apart from other gay-themed romantic comedies that have been blooming on the indie-cinema circuit (Jeffrey, Trick, Better Than Chocolate, Relax … It’s Just Sex) is his playful ear for dialogue, his smooth and unobtrusive direction and the good-natured, unforced performances he draws from his ensemble cast. Berlanti ends on a note of optimism, and the whole film has an easygoing, articulate charm.