is slick and modestly enjoyable. The comedy is a little broad and the drama a bit unearned, and the whole film rests rather uneasily on the questionable charisma of its two leads, Romain Duris and Vanessa Paradis. If those two don’t happen to blow up your skirt, you might be left wondering what all the fuss is about. We can compare Heartbreaker
favorably to the typical Hollywood romantic comedy (particularly anything starring Gerard Butler, Jennifer Aniston, or some ungodly combination of the two), but that’s holding it to a pretty low standard.
The high-concept plot introduces us to Alex (Duris), who makes his living breaking up ...