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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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Stylist (as Octavia L. Spencer)
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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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Comedy | Romance

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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:

$5,088,577 (USA) (16 May 2004)

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$11,827,301 (USA) (20 June 2004)
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Trivia

The bonus feature section of the DVD contains a colorized version of the 1935 Three Stooges short 'Hoi Polloi' See more »

Goofs

After Quincy falls onto the cake he gets up to chase after Nicky. The back of his shirt is completely clean with no sign of any frosting from the cake. 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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Great Film!!
23 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I loved this film. and guess what I am white! most people seem to feel the film is racist.. i don't see it myself.. Jamie Fox is so funny and i love the love triangles in the film. there's slight confusion in a few parts of the film tho that still confuse me. I like the girl actress. Jamie Foxx's best mate was a little tiresome, but i loved the humour. in this film. i loved the soundtrack too. Id be interested in buying this on DVD and watching it again as it was an A Class film!! i though this film would be "typical black comedy" but it proved me totally wrong. I want the soundtrack too as some of the songs were amazing. Also the female singer in the 2nd club scene was amazing, if she isn't a real singer she should be. She has an amazing voice. My favourite part of the film.. well i don't know its all really funny stuff. I watched it with my boyfriend, he agreed on the soundtrack and the humour. I would recommend this film to all ages. Excellent !! * Highly ReccommendS*


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