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Breakin' All the Rules (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 14 May 2004 (USA)
Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up hand-book for men, becoming a best-selling author in the process.

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Storyline

Quincy Watson, after being unceremoniously dumped by his fiancée, pens a "how to" book on breaking up and becomes a best-selling author on the subject. Not wanting his male friends to suffer the same fate, he gives them advice on dumping their mates. A comedy of errors ensues. Written by Anonymous

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When it comes to getting dumped... He wrote the book.

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Rated PG-13 for sexual material/humor and language | See all certifications »
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14 May 2004 (USA)  »

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The Break Up Handbook  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,088,577, 16 May 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,827,301, 20 June 2004
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Trivia

During the making of this movie, Jamie Foxx had cut his hair for Ray (2004). So in the final scene, Foxx is wearing a wig, which is why his hair looks so much longer. See more »

Goofs

When Quincy goes to Nicky's house to find her after he discovers that his cousin is marrying Rita. When he has the conversation with Amy her hair changes position between shots. See more »

Quotes

Helen Sharp: Hello, I'm Helen, Quincy's muse.
Nicky Callas: Oh. I'm Nicky, Quincy's girlfriend.
Rita Monroe: I'm Rita. I just screw him.
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Referenced in The Getaway: Black Monday (2004) See more »

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I Know What You Want
Written by Ricardo Thomas, Busta Rhymes (as Trevor Smith), Spliff Starr (as William Lewis),
Roger McNair, Rah Digga (as Rashia Fisher) and Baby Sham (as Leroy Jones)
Performed by Busta Rhymes featuring Mariah Carey and The Flipmode Squad
Courtesy of J Records
Mariah Carey appears courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Good quick and to the point type of movie
23 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This movie was one of those movies that you can actually sit down and watch with your girlfriend without having your buddies make fun of you afterward, I personally thought that the whole cast was well thought out it was funny and also holds true to many of those that have or don't really know exactly how to break up with someone, The main character goes thru a lot of changes from when he first starts out and although it might seem predictable at times you will really enjoy the ride all the way thru the end. This movies is one of the few movies that really doesn't leave any stone unturned, questions unanswered yet it makes you wonder did I ever do that to anyone or leave someone that way to produce a stalker... Its a great addition to the whole romance comedy genre.


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