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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)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$118,683,135 (USA) (1 September 2006)
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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 »

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At one point while Gary is playing video games, he pauses and the XBOX sound is heard, however he is clearly playing Playstation 2. 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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References Kojak (1973) See more »

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Boogie Nights
Written by Rod Temperton
Arranged by Gunnar Madsen
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Decent romantic comedy/drama
3 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

My husband and I went to see this film on its opening night and weren't surprised to see a full theatre.

The movie has its hilarious moments which are interspersed with plenty of uncomfortable, tense arguments as these 2 people who love one another try to one-up each other in the payback mode for the pain in their relationship.

My husband thought it dragged from the middle on a little, although I didn't.

We both left thinking the movie was really funny in some parts, pretty sad and even tragic in others. Overall, we thought the acting was solid & believable and though the ending wasn't expected, it was real and even hopeful.

We both said it was worth seeing, and if you're looking for a fairly real-life view of the life of a struggling relationship, you'll be glad you saw this film.

I left the theatre feeling a little empty, but glad that in real life, these two are together!! Enjoy!


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