The Broken Hearts Club
... a Romantic Comedy

Film released by Meanwhile Films, 2000

No score soundtrack available

Music clip one, 0'27" (26Kb)
Music clip two, 1'37" (95Kb)


Wisely collecting together a ragbag group of second tier film and television actors, this chick-flick for the gay male community is a warm but not overly mushy snapshot of a group of differently charactered men in Hollywood brought together by a shared sexual preference. Because this isn't a screwball comedy nor a romantic extravaganza there really isn't much scope for the composer's talents. This isn't helped by the prevalence of popular songs in most (of the few) extended non-speech sequences. Christophe Beck obviously feels the pinch, but makes a workmanlike effort where permitted by the director. The principal example has been recorded as clip 2, where a plaintive viola melody pinpoints the low point in the story.

Webmaster's note: there is no plan for an extended feature on this score. In the absence of a CD soundtrack, the DVD release may suffice. So far existing on Region 1 only, it includes presentations in widescreen and full screen, and features a director and producer's commentary, plus deleted scenes (no extra music, though).

Full music credits

"A lot of livin' to do"
Written by Clarles Strouse, Lee Adams
Performed by Sammy Davis Jr.
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By arrangement with Special Products
"Love machine"
Written by Warren Moore, William Griffin
Performed by The Miracles
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under licence from Universal Music Enterprises
"I got to swing"
Written by C. Christomoglou, Susan Wybiral, M. Napuri
Performed by CICI
Courtesy of Prince Quick Mix
By arrangement with Helium Production Services
"I'll be there for you (Matthias Club mix)"
Written by M Martin and K Lundin
Performed by Solid HarmoniE
Courtesy of Jive Records
Written and performed by Nina Storey
Written by Frederic Chopin
Performed by Joe Guthrie
"Green Apples"
Written and performed by Chantal Kreviazuk
Courtesy of Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc.
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
"Baby keep smiling"
Written by Lou Bega, Zippy, D. Factm Frank Lio
Performed by Lou Bega
Courtesy of BMG Ariola Muenchen GmbH/ The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
"Dancer's call (Guaguanco)"
Written and performed by Jim McGrath
Courtesy of Talking Drum Records
"Written by Joe Raposo
"What I wouldn't do for you"
Written by Joe Raposo
Performed by Wayne Jones
"Revelation sunchine"
Written by Cree Summer Francks, Greg Bell
Performed by Cree Summer
Courtesy of Epic Records / Work
By arrangement with Song Music Licensing
"Closing time"
Written by Bob Mair, Joel Wachbrit
"Time for love"
Written by Byron Stinglay, Byron Burke
Performed by Kim English
Courtesy of Nervous Records
"Shall we join the ladies"
Written by Marshall Barer, David Colin Ross
Performed by Joe Guthrie
SCORE from the motion picture "Strait-Jacket"
Written by Van Alexander
"Top of the world"
Written by Richard Carpenter, John Bettis
Performed by Shonen Knife
Courtesy of Virgin Music Japan Ltd., A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
"Learn 2 luv"
Written by Lem Springsteen, Jon Ciafone
Performed by Kim English
Courtesy of Nervous Records
"I always get my man"
Written by John Hahn, Joe Hudson
Performed by Shemekia Copeland
Courtesy of Alligator Records
"Young hearts run free"
Written by Davis Crawford
Performed by Kym Mazelle
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation and Capitol Records
"Stay another day"
Written by A Purdy, R Purdy, M Napuri
Performed by Pilgrim Soul
Courtesy of Prince Quick Mix
By arrangement with Helium Production Services
"Clair de lune"
Written by Claude Debussy
Performed by Joe Guthrie
"(They long to be) Close to you"
Written by Burt Bacharach, Hal David
Performed by Mary Beth Maziarz
"If I'm still around tomorrow"
Written by Ralph MacDonald, William Salter
Performed by Ralph MacDonald
Courtesy of Ralph MacDonald Enterprises, Inc.
"I'm gonna lock my heart (and throw away the key)"
Written by Terry Shand, Jimmy Eaton
Performed by Carmen McRae
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label of BMG Entertainment
"We've only just begun"
Written by Paul Williams, Roger Nichols
Performed by Mary Beth Maziarz