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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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$52,000,000 (estimated)

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$39,172,785 (USA) (4 June 2006)

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$118,703,275 (USA)
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The Old97's are performing their song 'Time Bomb' while Brooke is waiting for Gary at the concert. The Old97's also played the same song during the opening credits of another Vince Vaughn movie, Clay Pigeons (1998). See more »

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In the club scene, after Gary's younger brother Lupus has hit on the girl in pink, he is speaking to Gary and gesturing emphatically with both hands. When the shots switch, Lupus has one arm resting behind Gary's back, then it switches back to show him using both hands again. See more »

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Gary: Come on, come on, come on.
Johnny O: All right, here we go.
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References Band of Brothers (2001) See more »

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La Vem a Baiana
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Performed by Jussara Silveira
Courtesy of Dubas Musicas Brasil
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The Break Up
3 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There was a film many years back called The Stroy of Us starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfiffer in which a married couple was on the brink of divorce. The film displayed the formula in which a relationship is easily unglued by mistakes and outside interference (mostly family and friends adding their two cents). The Break Up is essentially the same film aside from the fact that Vaughn and Anniston are not married.

Some of the biggest problems with this movie are that its advertised as a comedy but fails miserably. The theater was full of uncomfortable chuckles and forced laughter where genuine laughter came maybe one or twice. Another problem is the cast. Jon Faveru plays Vaughns buddy (no surprise there since they have featured in more then a few movies), Vincent D'Onofrio and Cole Hauser play unlikely siblings, then you have Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Bateman, Justin Long (Waiting), and Peter Billingsley (Elf, Christmas Story) whose celebrity and in some cases talent fall moot in this lacking script. Lastly the film feels incomplete when it abruptly ends and maybe thats giving it to much credit. It seemed to me and to other audience members that the writers of this film simply realized what a horrible mistake they have made penning this film and then just up and quit on it.

To describe this film would be all to easy. It is as if a couple you have known long enough to be considered friends invited you to their home and then began to argue making everything uncomfortable and then you realize their is no door in the room in which to escape the akwardness of it all. Make that last a little over an hour and you have this film. This could quite possibly be up for the lamest film of the year.


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