Language of a Broken Heart


Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9

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  1. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Mar 7, 2013
    Nothing terribly special here, but perfectly played and a spiritual cousin to such early ’90s indies as “Naked in New York” and “Ed’s Next Move.”
  2. Reviewed by: Mary Houlihan
    Apr 25, 2013
    Language of a Broken Heart has the Lifetime Network written all over it. It’s a fitting entry for that venue but as a theatrical feature, it’s simply not up to the task.
  3. Reviewed by: Frank Scheck
    Mar 10, 2013
    The film lacks the originality or wit to differentiate it from the countless other indie romantic comedies littering our screens.
  4. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Mar 7, 2013
    Although Language of a Broken Heart, a romantic comedy written by and starring Juddy Talt, eventually drowns in clichés and predictability, it has a few decent moments of humor and some appealing performances that make it marginally better than most vanity projects.
  5. Reviewed by: Glenn Whipp
    Mar 14, 2013
    The film, directed by first-timer Rocky Powell, has a different happy ending in mind, one that adheres to rom-com formulas in a manner that should give it a second life on basic cable. Just don't expect to fall hard for it.
  6. Reviewed by: Farran Smith Nehme
    Mar 7, 2013
    Part of the limp-rag ambience is due to Talt, who seems to be channeling Sarah Jessica Parker — which, unsurprisingly, does not work. Mostly it’s due to the script, which fails to meet the major romantic-comedy requirement of being clever about keeping lovers apart. All by itself, “The hero is kind of a drip” doesn’t cut it.
  7. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Mar 27, 2013
    Back to that question of medium: Scrubbed of the few, ill-fitting four-letter words that earned it an R, Language of a Broken Heart might have made a passable Hallmark or Lifetime TV movie, cushioned by the TV-movie context. But as a theatrical prospect, it’s a fail.
  8. Reviewed by: Drew Hunt
    Mar 2, 2013
    A feigned attempt at a stereotypically quirky indie film that has virtually nothing in the way of formal sophistication or narrative ambition.
  9. Reviewed by: Ernest Hardy
    Mar 5, 2013
    Full of familiar tropes, exhausted rhythms, self-conscious references to genre forebears...Language of a Broken Heart, directed by Rocky Powell from a screenplay by Juddy Talt, is pure product.

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