- 12:53 PM, May 20
Deep in the Los Angeles night Hope (Heather Graham) confronts all the wrong turns she's made since leaving Ohio. Ultimately she meets the biggest wrong turn of all in her ex-boyfiend Will (Jeremy Sisto). Will is determined to win back her love or die trying.
Written by Drew Pillsbury and Directed by Alan White, the film also has performances from Linda Hamilton, Tess Harper and Jake Busey. BROKEN, produced by Jerry Wayne and Brian Etting and financed by Jerry Wayne's Walk on the Beach Productions, reveals an episode in the life of Hope, a young transplant to Los Angeles from the Midwest. We learn that after a steady stream of rejection and the sinking realization that her singing career is fast going nowhere, Hope finds solace in the arms of Will; a handsome, charming bad boy. They fall madly in love and quickly become each other's passion, getting lost in his drug life and each other. Hope soon realizes that she is heading down a dark road. Pained, she eventually breaks it off with Will and gets a job as a waitress at an all-night diner as a first move towards pulling her life back together.
The movie unfolds while Hope is at work. Unknowingly, on this fateful night, she is confronted with myriad of temptations through seemingly innocuous situations with the patrons that she is serving. Later, we understand that she is navigating through her own version of the seven deadly sins: Sloth, Gluttony, Envy, Lust, Greed, Pride, and of course Wrath, which erupts in the form of her ex-boyfriend Will. Her dark-side incarnate comes at her from every angle this night in an all out effort to devour her soul.
Will, since Hope broke off with him, has spiraled out of control. Desperate to get Hope out of his system, he escaped to Las Vegas to try and numb his broken heart and quiet his dark thoughts. But it has not worked. We catch up with Will in a stolen car, a gun tucked in his jeans, heading back to LA, hell-bent on getting his girl back, one way or the other.