Director-writer Natalie Krinsky reached into her past experiences to build the script for The Broken Hearts Gallery. The gallery is a place where folks who have had romances that ended display curious items that are reminders of the lost relationships.
The idea from Krinsky is expanded through the character Lucy Gulliver (Geraldine Viswanathan) who has a large collection of items from a man’s tie to a small piece of a monopoly board game.
Lucy is a twenty something woman living in New York, she has certain close friends and they tend to discuss relationships which generally do not last. The idea for a Broken Hearts Gallery begins when Lucy is cleaning up after her latest affair. What to do with the little articles she has compiled over the years. A billboard is the initial suggestion that surfaces and it leads to a climatic opening of The Broken Hearts Gallery which is a mixture of a night club and museum filled with those little items from many folks who connect with Lucy through social media.
With that as a background the story is basically a blueprint for the slowly growing attraction between Lucy and Nick (Dacre Montgomery). He’s the one working to open the interesting club, he joins with Lucy’s gallery idea which is rapidly filling with trinkets from lost romances.
Geraldine Viswanathan an Actress from Australia who has parents from India and Switzerland is quite perfect in the role of Lucy. She has the majority of lines which are delivered in comical and sarcastic from time to time as she dominates the script.
She consistently delivers the smart dialogue in a mater-of-fact and yet emotional style as she travels through the ups and downs of romance for young women in the whirling spin of the big city mating society. She is the lead and does a spotless job telling the audience what is going on.
The script rounds off as Lucy introduces Nick to her mother who immediately hits on the young man. We do learn the origins of the Broken Hearts Gallery during the visit.
Krinsky also takes time to make the big city look exciting, colorful and filled wit