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The New Zealand comedy scene has a new pair of stars in the form of Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami, the stars and directors of the quirky unromantic comedy The Breaker Upperers. Van Beek and Sami star as two cynical women who open an agency that helps couples break up, but their smooth partnership is interrupted when one of them falls in love with a client.
Mel and Jen are two women who became fast friends after they were cheated on by the same men. Hoping to put their bitter cynicism to good use, the two form The Breaker Upperers, an agency that breaks up couples for cash. But their plans and friendship are thrown into disarray when Mel falls in love with a client.
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Starring the writer-director duo Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami, The Breaker Upperers looks like a hysterical and wry comedy that will live up to the Kiwi comedy legacy left behind by Taika Waititi and Flight of the Conchords. And van Beek and Sami kind of have some ties to Waititi — The Breaker Upperers is produced by Carthew Neal, who produced Waititi’s critically acclaimed hit The Hunt for the Wilderpeople. But both van Been and Sami credit Waititi and Flight of the Conchords‘ Jemaine...
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