Broken Hearts Club (2000) - Synopsis
Having played to critical acclaim at this year's Sundance Film Festival where it enjoyed its World premiere, BROKEN HEARTS CLUB (2000) is a perceptive, life-affirming character study of a group of friends living in Los Angeles featuring Timothy Olyphant, Dean Cain, John Mahoney, Mary McCormack and Nia Long. With the language of romance and comedy being universal, the film captures the personal struggles of a group of gay men, while celebrating the highs and lows of friendship and how those very relationships can often transcend the boundaries of a traditional family.
At the center of the story is Dennis (Olyphant), a West Hollywood photographer who is about to celebrate his 28th birthday and who is reflecting upon his life, his friends and the challenges and support they provide. Coming of age can happen at different points in an adult's life. As one approaches their '30's, there is a sense of urgency and a need for purpose that takes over. And friendship remains a significant tool for survival. As Dennis and his 'family' begin to tentatively make their own way in the world, his inner thoughts - I can't remember when I first realized I was gay, only the first time I knew it was okay. It was when I met these guys - my friends, - poignantly and truthfully speak for all of them
The spirited ensemble includes Timothy Olyphant (GO (1999), SCREAM 2 (1997)); Zach Braff (GETTING TO KNOW YOU (1999)); Matt McGrath ([boys don’t Cry (1999)]); Dean Cain ("Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"); Ben Weber ("Sex and the City"); Billy Porter; John Mahoney ("Frasier," TIN MEN (1987)) and Andrew Keegan (10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU (1999), "Party of Five"). Mary McCormack (PRIVATE PARTS (1997)) and Nia Long (BOILER ROOm (2000) BEST MAN, the (2000) boyz N the Hood (1991)) also co-star.
Written and directed by Greg Berlanti, BROKEN HEARTS CLUB (2000) - A ROMANTIC COMEDY is produced by Mickey Liddell and Joseph Middleton. The creative team also includes co-producers Julie Plec and Sam Irvin, editor todd Busch, line producer Connie Dolph and costume designer Mas Kondo.