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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carson Wigham
Wendy Meyers
Howard Meyers
Elaine Robinson ...
Carol Grobowski
Jane Alderman ...
Mrs. Grobowski


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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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Release Date:

2 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La rupture  »

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Box Office


$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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When Gary's brother asks for the tour logs, he takes out his handkerchief to clean out his ears, a second later when Gary drives away it is gone. See more »


[first lines]
Gary: Come on, come on, come on.
Johnny O: All right, here we go.
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Ay Cosita Linda
Written by Francisco Galan
Performed by Perez Prado Orchestra (as Perez Prado and His Orchestra)
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (U.S. Latin), LLC
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Poignant Movie
1 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There have been several reviews maligning this movie. I think it's because they may have some pre-conceived notions that this movie will be full of non-stop laughs given that Vince and Jennifer are both comedic actors. I happen to think that this movie is excellent! True, the movie has many scenes where you will burst out laughing but there are also scenes which will touch you or even make you cry. What I like about this movie is that it's very realistic on how it portrays relationships especially when it's on the brink of dissolution. Because isn't that how life and relationships really are? It isn't always rosy, there has to be a mix of gray and blue, or it would be pretty boring.

Jen and Vince did an awesome job in this movie as well as all the supporting casts. My only comment is on the script which may be a bit lacking in character development. Nonetheless the movie is a must see.

I urge you to watch this movie with an open mind and you might take away a lesson or two after you finish viewing it.

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