The Broken Hearts Club (2000)

The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy is a 2000 film that follows the lives of a group of gay friends in West Hollywood. It was written and directed by Greg Berlanti

Among the group is Dennis (Timothy Olyphant), a photographer who often holds the group together; Cole (Dean Cain) a handsome, charismatic actor who – often unwittingly – ends up with other people’s boyfriends; Benji (Zach Braff), the youngest member of the group, with a penchant for gym-bodied men, who finds himself going through some bad times; Howie (Matt McGrath), a psychology student who is known for overthinking every situation; Patrick (Ben Weber), the cynic of the group; and Taylor (Billy Porter), who has long boasted about his long-term relationship, which has just come crashing to an end.

Guiding them all is restaurant owner Jack (John Mahoney) who provides them with advice. But when tragedy strikes, and the group’s new member, teenage Kevin (Andrew Keegan) attempts to fit in, their friendships are put to the test.

The film also stars Nia Long, Mary McCormack and Justin Theroux, and features a cameo by Kerr Smith, who knew the director through their work on Dawson’s Creek and enjoyed the script so much he asked to be a part of it.


Ben Weber as Patrick
Timothy Olyphant as Dennis
Matt McGrath as Howie
Zach Braff as Benji
Dean Cain as Cole
Chris Payne Gilbert as Larry
John Brandon as Mickey
Diane McBain as Josephine
Robert Peters as Cop
Billy Porter as Taylor
John Mahoney as Jack
Nia Long as Leslie
Mary McCormack as Anne
Justin Theroux as Marshall

This movie portrayed the life of a group of gay guys, the variety of the characters really vast. I really like the story, especially when it came to the choice friends or lovers :). It was a really good movie, and is highly recommended to watch.

Believe it or not, this was the only glbt movie I’ve watched during my college time.

Anyway, some pitchers from the actors of this movie.

Dean Cain

Justin Theroux

Best quote:

Howie: Look! Benji’s talking to Idaho Guy!
Dennis: Who?
Howie: Idaho Guy. He’s Benji’s newest crush. Benji’s been working out near him for weeks in hopes that Idaho Guy would notice.
Dennis: Why do you call him Idaho Guy?
Patrick: I don’t know. He just kind of… looks like he’s from Idaho. It’s not one of our better ones.



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