Lisa Schwarzbaum
October 03, 2007 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Broken

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
Limited Release Date
10/05/07
performer
Heather Graham, Jeremy Sisto
director
Alan White
author
Drew Pillsbury
genre
Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a D

The only thing more tired than a tarted-up movie about junkie codependence starring attractive performers emoting junkie-like is a tarted-up movie about losers in an all-night diner. Broken combines both clichés. Heather Graham plays Hope, a wide-eyed innocent in L.A. who dreams of musical stardom but gets by as a waitress; Jeremy Sisto is Will, the bad boy who hooks her in with really terrible dialogue and a needle. (Will + Hope = deep!) Is that really Linda Hamilton in a booth as a madam who tries to recruit Hope, hopelessly? Why yes, I’m afraid it is.

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