Geraldine Viswanathan and Dacre Montgomery praised for The Broken Hearts Gallery – Daily Mail


Critics praise Australian actors Geraldine Viswanathan and Dacre Montgomery for their performances in new Selena Gomez-produced film The Broken Hearts Gallery

Australian rising stars Geraldine Viswanathan and Dacre Montgomery have been praised for their performances in the new romantic comedy, The Broken Hearts Gallery.

According to film critics, viewers are set to be in for a treat when the Selena Gomez-produced and Natalie Krinsky-directed movie hits cinemas on Friday.

Bad Education actress Geraldine, 25, was commended for putting the stereotypical ’90s rom-com heroines to shame’ while Stranger Things star Dacre, 25, had critics raving over his ‘blissful Zac Efron-type’ commitment to his role.

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Hitting the big time! Australian rising stars Geraldine Viswanathan and Dacre Montgomery [pictured] have been praised for their performances in the new romantic comedy, The Broken Hearts Gallery

In the movie, Geraldine plays art gallery assistant Lucy, who has trouble letting go of her exes and keeps mementos for her various relationships.

She soon meets Nick [Dacre], and the two create the Broken Hearts Gallery in his massive apartment with all the reminders of her previous relationships.

However, in signature rom-com style, Lucy finds herself falling for Nick during their joint venture.

In the newly released early reviews, the Chicago Sun-Times noted that the movie ‘retains a certain freshness’ in the well-trodden path of girl-meets-boy storylines.

Praise: According to film critics, viewers are set to be in for a treat when the Selena Gomez-produced and Natalie Krinsky-directed movie hits cinemas on Friday

Rising star: Bad Education actress Geraldine, 25, [pictured] was commended for putting the stereotypical ’90s rom-com heroines to shame’

Insider also noted that Geraldine’s comedic performance served as the ‘movie’s fuel’ and ‘goes against many of the rom-com tropes.’

Variety credited The Broken Hearts Gallery’s ‘precociously witty synthetic tingle’ to Viswanathan’s ‘comic sizzle’.

Geraldine’s leading man Dacre was also littered with attention from impressed critics, with Deadline comparing his ‘appealing, charmful and easygoing’ take on his character to Hollywood star, Zac.

Perth-born actor Dacre has seen a stratospheric rise in Hollywood thanks to his role of menacing bully Billy Hargrove on the popular series, Stranger Things.

Impressive: Stranger Things star Dacre, 25, had critics raving over his ‘blissful Zac Efron-type’ commitment to his role

Stardom: Perth born actor Dacre has seen a stratospheric rise in Hollywood thanks to his role of menacing bully Billy Hargrove on the popular series, Stranger Things

Meanwhile, Geraldine, who hails from Newcastle in New South Wales, has made a significant impact in Hollywood.

In 2018, she starred in Blockers alongside John Cena and was also seen in the Emmy-nominated movie Bad Education with Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney.

Geraldine, who is tipped for major Hollywood success, also held her own as a Muslim teenager coming into her own in the Minhal Baig-directed drama, Hala.  

The Broken Hearts Gallery also stars Molly Gordon, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Suki Waterhouse, Hamilton’s Phillipa Soo, Arturo Castro, Taylor Hill, Saturday Night Live’s Ego Nwodim, and Broadway legend Bernadette Peters.

Rising talent: Geraldine, who hails from Newcastle, has made a significant impact in Hollywood thanks to roles in Blockers alongside John Cena and Emmy-nominated, Bad Education with Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney

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