Sunday, November 23, 2008

Broken (2006)

Aspiring singer Hope (Heather Graham) leaves Ohio for Los Angeles with big dreams. She meets bad boy Will (Jeremy Sisto) on a deserted beach. They start dating, fall in love, blah, blah, blah. He gets her hooked on heroin until she works her way out of his life and back to her depressing one as a waitress in a diner where people seem to only order drinks. The climax of this movie occurs in this very diner when Will returns to get Hope back regardless of whether she wants him or not. Michael Goorjian (Justin from Party of Five), a puffy and almost unrecognizable (post plastic-surgeried?) Linda Hamilton and Jake Busey appear in supporting roles).Despite two great leads, Broken is boring and pointless. A few scenes were visually stunning but the movie just doesn't deliver. The soundtrack was the most enjoyable part. Steer clear.

Director: Alan White

Country: US

Genre: Drama

Run time: 97 minutes

Scale: 1.5

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