Puccini for Beginners is a 2006 romantic comedy starring Elizabeth Reaser, Justin Kirk, and Gretchen Moi in a story about a love triangle between two women and a man that is as complicated as possible. Reaser plays Allegra, an author who has just been dumped by her long-time lesbian partner, Samantha (Julianne Nicholson). Allegra rebounds from her recent heartbreak with two new relationshipsâ€”one with the beautiful Grace, who has also been recently dumped, and one with Philip. Philip is handsome and clever, but Allegra doesn't know if she's interested in being with a man. Grace is kind and understanding, but she still needs to get over her ex-boyfriend. As Allegra struggles to get over her own heartbreak and choose between these two new love interests, she realizes Philip is the man who recently dumped Grace. Puccini for Beginners is a fun relationship story about the complicated process of fixing a broken heart.