This Movie Is Broken
|This Movie Is Broken|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Bruce McDonald|
|Produced by||Rhombus Media
|Screenplay by||Don McKellar|
|Story by||Don McKellar
|Starring||Broken Social Scene
|Music by||Broken Social Scene|
|Edited by||Matthew Hannam
Gareth C. Scales
|Distributed by||Alliance Films (Canada)
E1 Entertainment (International)
This Movie Is Broken is a 2010 Canadian film by director Bruce McDonald. A cross between a romantic comedy and a concert film, the film stars Greg Calderone as Bruno, a young man hoping to convince his longtime crush Caroline (Georgina Reilly) to become his girlfriend by taking her to a Broken Social Scene concert at Harbourfront.
Bruno wakes up in bed next to Caroline, his long-time crush. But tomorrow she's off for school in France, and maybe she only granted this miracle as a parting gift for her long-time friend. So tonight—tonight is Bruno's last chance. And tonight, as it happens, Broken Social Scene, her favourite band, is throwing a big outdoor bash. Maybe if Bruno, with the help of his best pal Blake, can score tickets and give Caroline a night to remember, he can keep this miracle alive.
- Georgina Reilly as Caroline
- Greg Calderone as Bruno
- Kerr Hewitt as Blake
- Lyndie Greenwood as Blake's Girlfriend
- Tracy Wright as Box Office Woman
- Stephen McHattie as Security Guard
- Mayko Nguyen as Publicist
- Bobby Sahni as Concert MC
Liam Lacey of The Globe and Mail remarked of the film, "The drama floats by like a bubble of yearning and delight, and then ends with a slightly silly pop. Contrary to our expectations, this isn't really a version of Before Sunset set in the T.Dot. It's a Broken Social Scene movie, with a sweet tease of a story that pretends for a moment that Toronto and Paris could share an affair."
- "Review: This Movie Is Broken". CBC News, June 17, 2010.
- "This Interview About This Movie Is Broken Is Also Broken". Torontoist, June 17, 2010.
- "This Movie Is Broken: A little romance and a lot of music in a not-really-broken movie". The Globe and Mail, June 25, 2010.