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The Break-Up (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  2 June 2006 (USA)
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In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a couple's break-up proceeds to get uglier and nastier by the moment.

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In Chicago, the art dealer Brooke Meyers feels not appreciated and neglected by her immature boyfriend Gary Grobowski, who is partner with his two brothers in a tourism business, and decides to break-up with him to make Gary miss her. Gary misunderstands her true intention, both follow the wrong advice of family members and friends, beginning a war of sexes with no winner. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, some nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$39,172,785 (USA) (2 June 2006)

Gross:

$2,412,807 (Argentina) (15 September 2006)
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Trivia

The original ending didn't go down well with test audience, as Jennifer Aniston fans found it upsetting. As a result Universal Pictures had to re-shoot. According to the Chicago Tribune, the first ending made basically the same point in a slightly different way. See more »

Goofs

In three separate scenes the boom mic is visible, most noticeably in the scene at the counter of the art gallery between Brooke and Carson while he asks her out with Christopher looking on. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gary: Come on, come on, come on.
Johnny O: All right, here we go.
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Referenced in Entourage: What About Bob? (2006) See more »

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Owner of a Lonely Heart
Written by Trevor Rabin, Jon Anderson, Trevor Horn, Chris Squire
Arranged by John Michael Higgins
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25 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not your garden variety romantic comedy, thank god! I loved the authenticity of this movie. I don't know anyone who has been in a serious relationship that wouldn't relate to this movie. Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston are superb- they are both so credible and organic in these roles. Not sure about the bizarre-ish people the characters may surround themselves in the movie- family, friends and co-workers definitely are weird- but maybe they serve as a springboard to really bring the 2 main characters to life. (maybe comedic relief, too) In any case, so refreshing to watch a movie that is realistic and unpretentious. The opening scenes are scrapbook photos when the couple were together- they were wonderful- the exact types of photos most of us have in our own scrapbooks. It isn't an indie art-house film, but a big production that doesn't follow a relationship formulaic predictor for ratings, insead it portrays arguments and a break up in a realistic way. Lack of communication, lack of effort, too much pride, battles over what isn't so important but seems so at the time- all that. I was also pleased that it didn't wrap up in a big red bow at the end like most Hollywood movies.


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