Taking a staggering 1.7 million admissions in its French opening weekend, Heartbreaker marks director Pascal Chaumeil’s feature debut and stars the ever gorgeous paring of Vanessa Paradis and Romain Duris. Meet Alex (Duris). He’s charming, funny, effortlessly cool, and most importantly, irresistible to women.
Alex offers a professional service; to break up relationships. In just a few weeks, for a fee equivalent to his reputation, he promises to transform any husband, fianc? or boyfriend into an ex.
Hideouts, phone-tapping, fake identities, a devastating smile, anything goes when it comes to fulfilling his contract. Meet Juliette (Paradis). She’s a young, beautiful, free-spirited and independent heiress, with a passion for shopping, fine wine, and a word-perfect knowledge of Dirty Dancing. In ten days she’s due to marry the man of her dreams (Andrew Lincoln), much to her father’s disapproval.
When Alex is hired to break up this seemingly perfect couple he is thrown into a action-filled race against time, taking him through the sun-drenched streets of Paris to the fast cars and high fashion of Monaco, in his own hilarious seduction "mission impossible" that risks him being caught by his ruthless personal creditors, angry exes, and Juliette herself. But worst of all, will he discover when it comes to love, the perfect plan doesn’t exist? Watch and find out…
Here’s Vanessa discussing the film in an interview: