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Breakin' All the Rules (2004)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  14 May 2004 (USA)
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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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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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The Break Up Handbook  »

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$5,088,577 (USA) (14 May 2004)

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$11,827,301 (USA) (18 June 2004)
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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 »

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When Evan tells Quincy that Nicky has cut her hair, Quincy sits back in his seat with his right hand over his mouth, but in the next shot, he has his left hand over his mouth. See more »

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Referenced in Workaholics: The Strike (2011) See more »

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Atomic Dog
Written by George Clinton (as George Clinton, Jr.), Garry M. Shider and David L. Spradley
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Breakin' All the Rules — For those who believe there are rules in dating
28 January 2013 | by (Montreal, Canada) – See all my reviews

Breakin' All the Rules presents the worst part about dating (never mind that it's a stupid concept): that some people believe there are rules, or make up their own.

If you accept that, all in all, it's a funny movie. The story is inventive, even if there's no big surprise. Jamie Foxx plays a very attaching love broken man, the beautiful Gabrielle Union gives us a nice balancing act of sweet, smart, and upset, and both of them are really hot together. Morris Chestnut is great as a wingman, Jennifer Esposito looks born to play the gold digger, and Peter MacNicol seems to have found the sweet spot of the clueless desperate rich media owner.

Some of the acting is over done a bit, especially the psychotic character played by Bianca Lawson. Jamie seems to push his suave a bit too far at time, just as Morris does.

It's good entertainment if you accept the limitation and the subject.


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