Love’s defining moment meets the end of a decade-long relationship in “We Broke Up.” The film’s contrasting views on the subject of romance present a broad picture of what is, could be, and might have been. Jeff Rosenberg, who co-wrote “Broke’ with Laura Jacqmin, highlights the usual tropes while turning them on their collective heads with this creative take on the usual romantic comedies. As a director, Rosenberg relies on his experience with series such as “Veep” to keep timing just right. He also recently worked on the series “Amend: The Fight for America.” The impactful Netflix project, produced by Will Smith, offers a powerful glimpse into a nation’s civil rights and the 14th Amendment.
Aya Cash comes to ‘Broke’ fresh off her success on Amazon’s “The Boys.” The actress’ performance as the villainous Stormfront was a highlight among the already strong lineup of series regulars. She can also be seen in the horror film “Scare Me”; the unique take on genre storytelling received positive reviews and gained a following after appearing on AMC’s Shudder streaming service.
William Jackson Harper assumes the film’s other pivotal role. As one half of a failing duo, he brings together the heartbreak of a broken proposal and the possibilities of what else could be out there. Much like Cash, he also starred in a much-talked-about horror project – Ari Aster’s “Midsommar,” which remains a critical and viewer favorite. Harper’s experience with comedy as part of “The Good Place” makes him the perfect counterpoint in this versatile equation.
Here’s the film’s synopsis:
Lori and Doug have been together for 10 years. But when Lori reacts badly to Doug’s surprise proposal just before her little sister’s wedding, he dumps her. Not wanting to steal the spotlight, Doug and Lori pretend they’re still together. However, raw emotions and tempting flirtations with other wedding guests make pretending a lot harder than they’d anticipated.
Sarah Bolger, Tony Cavalero, Kobi Libii, Azita Ghanizada, Zak Steiner, and Peri Gilpin also star in “We Broke Up.” The film arrives in theaters and on-demand on April 23. Watch the first trailer below.