Pretty Broken

5.21 h 46 min201816+
A young woman is determined to rescue her father who is missing and presumed dead, before her lonely mother replaces him with a younger man.
Brett Eichenberger
Jillian ClareStacy EdwardsPreston Bailey
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Tyler ChristopherAdam Chambers
Susan BernhardtJill RemensnyderJillian ClareBrett Eichenberger
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3.6 out of 5 stars

27 global ratings

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Looking for the RainbowReviewed in the United States on December 9, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Main Character Never Became Likeable
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Story without much of a plot. The director seemed to lose sight of his/her direction for the movie. The main character must be a fine actor because I didn't care for her as she's much like some of the young adults and teenagers that run amok in our society today. "I'm entitled. Make life happy for me." The mother summed it up nicely. "It's not all about you, Lindsey." That's why it was difficult to ever like her. She finally got a job at the end (I think). That was never made plain. This could have been more successful if the characters were more carefully drawn and there was more continuity in the script. Given three stars for the effort. Not recommended.
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Jennifer HoweReviewed in the United States on March 14, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Beautiful story, great cast –– I cried. Must watch!!
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Didn't read a synopsis and only saw a 20 second teaser so didn't know what to expect and I was completely blown away!! We were immediately invited into Lindsey's life, at a time when she was well, pretty broken –– something I'm sure, many of us can relate to. It was beautifully written and the chemistry between actors was great! Jillian's performance as Lindsey was flawless. Films that are able to convey real and raw emotions that are relatable but still manage to provide an escape from reality are by far some of my favorites and Pretty Broken is just that. Definitely recommend giving it a watch but have tissues near by!
brilliantoReviewed in the United States on October 14, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Timely film for me
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I've just been contemplating how grief, love, and belief in a divine power are the most personal things we do, and how no one can tell you how to do any of them. This film is a good demonstration of that truth. We all do those things differently, and our relationships are complex and as individual as people are.
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kcnewReviewed in the United States on January 10, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Belongs in the WORST MOVIE EVER category
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Don't get sucked in by the strong ratings. Anyone who watched this and gave it more than two stars clearly is delusional and should NOT be trusted.
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wmcfredReviewed in the United States on March 7, 2020
3.0 out of 5 stars
A very Luke Warm movie.
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Acting okay. Slow plot, if you can really call it a plot. Just a story about life, loss, and getting through both. I agree with the other reviewer that main character is hard to root for.
GSwinsonReviewed in the United States on January 8, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Interesting watch
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Fooled me; it didn't end as I presumed it would. A worthwhile watch.
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KelReviewed in the United States on January 16, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Like a bad Lifetime movie
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i get the plot but really bad delivery.. Can i get my time back?
DorothyZReviewed in the United States on March 7, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Intimate and quirky indie film that hits all the right notes
As a fan of independent films, I remember the "old" days when an indie flick didn't come with a 15 million dollar price tag and a headlining star that performed in a movie beneath their pay grade so they could prove they had art house street cred. Pretty Broken is a perfect example of a true indie film that focuses on actually immersing the audience in the story and the characters without a ton of filler that serves as a distraction for lack of budget. Jillian Clare plays Lindsey Lou (the main protagonist) to brilliant perfection. From tip to tail this character is a living cautionary tale of millenial cluelessness gone horribly wrong. The title sums it up in the most succinct way possible. This chick is "pretty broken". In fact I would go so far to say, she's a hot mess in just about every cringe worthy way. What surprised me so much about this film is that while I desperately wanted to hate this character I found myself rooting for her more and more as the movie went on. Ms. Clare found a nuanced way to connect elements of grief, failure, depression, frustration, and denial and serves them to the audience in an oddly relatable and even defiantly likable way. The film makers very wisely shot the movie in a way that makes you feel like you are actually standing by Lindsey's side throughout the film, as opposed to being "presented" with her life story. Ms. Clare completely immerses herself in the character in one of the most organic performances I've seen in quite a while. There is no underlying "how do I look?" when you watch her in this movie. Lindsey is a catastrophic mess of human being, and Ms. Clare never tries to hide that or water it down. Like most indie flicks, this movie is populated with an ensemble cast of fun and quirky characters. Lindsey's love interest Scoot is a shaggy haired guy next door that checks all the boxes in the alternative leading man department, and I have to say, their blossoming romance is played to near perfection. In fact, for me, the weakest element of the film itself is that I really wanted to see these two characters have more screen time together and a little less time watching Lindsey arguing with her mother (a character that is well intended but also provides the most hit or miss moments in the movie). I can't really describe the story without giving away some major spoilers, so the Cliff's Notes version is that after a devastating loss and a series of deeply personal failures, Lindsey needs to put her life back together and works towards reconciling the major events that have happened in her life. Useless summary, I know, but you're just going to have to trust me on this. The film is filled with fun little touches like Lindsey's random pilfering of hard candy everywhere she goes, an adorable little brother who is convinced he has psychic powers, the most epic D-Bag ex husband in history, and the acquisition of a goat at a used car lot. Is it logical? No. Does it work? Yes. I would absolutely recommend this film. The strengths outweigh the flaws by far and I cannot express enough how nice it was to watch a movie driven by all the things that matter in a film, and not by gimmicks.
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