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The Break-Up (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 June 2006 (USA)
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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$52,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$118,683,135 (USA) (1 September 2006)
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The number twelve was repeated many times in the movie. See more »

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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 »

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[first lines]
Gary: Come on, come on, come on.
Johnny O: All right, here we go.
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Referenced in The Oprah Winfrey Show: Episode dated 10 May 2006 (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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A Drama With Comedic Elements - The Promotional Trailers Attempt to Mislead Us Again
4 June 2006 | by (Sun Valley ID) – See all my reviews

The Break-Up is a highly watchable drama that contains elements of cleaver comedy. Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Anniston put in solid performances in a film that feels strikingly real at times.

The Break-up does not play out as a light-hearted comedy with a predictable wrap-up in the last five minutes. The Break-Up reveals the very human side of a failed relationship and its potential reconciliation. Yes, there are some very funny scenes. However, as the misalignment of expectations quickly unfolds the movie reveals its true self.

The Break-up does a more than credible job of displaying many of the aspects of how people deal with conflict and remorse. Many of the situations play all-in-one as funny, sad and realistic.

The bottom line is that the Break-Up is solid film built with Hollywood money and stars that chooses a route its benefactors rarely allow to be taken. This fact alone makes the movie worth viewing.


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