By ALI NADERZAD – July 2, 2010

Personally, Action Comedy. And Vanessa Paradis. They are in vogue both of them. I especially love that brand-new genre that studios have espoused and are now churning out new material constantly. And the French are following. This time it’s Pascal Chaumeil’s “Heartbreaker,” an action-packed romantic comedy starring Romain Duris (“The beat that my heart skipped”, ”Paris”) and actress/singer Vanessa Paradis (“Girl on a Bridge”). A smash hit in France, where it’s taken in over 4 million admissions, the film was also featured at the Berlin and Tribeca film festivals. “Heartbreaker” will open theatrically on September 10. It will simultaneously be available nationwide on IFC Films’ VOD platform, available to over fifty million homes in all major markets.

Charming, funny and effortlessly cool, Alex (Romain Duris) is a professional Don Juan who makes a living breaking up couples with his sister Mélanie (Julie Ferrier of “Micmacs”). Because business is slow, they go against their principles to break up only unhappy couples and agree to work for M. Van Der Bercq. Alex has only one week to stop the wealthy man’s daughter Juliette (Vanessa Paradis) from marrying the man she is madly in love with. Alex is soon thrown into his own hilarious seduction “mission impossible” that risks him being caught by his ruthless personal creditors, angry exes, and the beautiful and independent Juliette herself. But worst of all, will he discover to his own cost that when it comes to love, the perfect plan doesn’t exist?

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