People find a place for emotional baggage in The Broken Hearts Gallery, the feature debut of writer/director Natalie Krinsky.

Lucy isn’t one to move on quickly. Breakups wreak her, and she finds it helpful to keep a memento from each relationship, no matter how many people tell her that’s not healthy. A chance encounter sparks the possibility of a whole new love, and fortuitously the new man has a space he’s renovating where she could reconfigure her habits. She pitches using the space as a gallery for mementos of lost loves, and as it quickly expands, it becomes apparent that her mourning method isn’t so strange after all.

source: Sony Pictures Releasing

This looks to be a sweet romantic comedy, one that the studio seems to have a lot of confidence in. Never mind that this is Krinsky’s first film after only a handful of TV credits, and never mind that its leads are a TV star (Stranger Things’ Dacre Montgomery) and a promising newcomer (Geraldine Viswanathan, which if you saw her in Blockers you’ll get the enthusiasm). They’re pushing for a theatrical release, which given everyone’s willingness to transition to streaming debuts, especially with lower-budget material like romantic comedies, is an intriguing move.

That means this is one of those movies playing chicken with theater reopens, shuffling its release date frantically like Tenet and Mulan to be one of the first out of the gate. This certainly doesn’t have the hype of those two movies, but look for it to be in the mix as soon as new films start getting theatrical releases again.

The Broken Hearts Gallery is directed by Natalie Krinsky and stars Geraldine Viswanathan, Dacre Montgomery, and Utkarsh Ambudkar. At this moment it’s scheduled to be released in the US and Canada on August 7th, 2020, but who knows. Keep up to date with its release schedule here.

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