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Breaking Up (1997)

Monica teaches, Steve's a photographer. They've dated more than two years. They're arguing, and she leaves for her apartment, only to return in a few minutes to say they should stop seeing ... See full summary »

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Robert Greenwald

Writers:

Michael Cristofer (play), Michael Cristofer (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Russell Crowe ... Steve
Salma Hayek ... Monica
Abraham Alvarez Abraham Alvarez ... Minister
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Storyline

Monica teaches, Steve's a photographer. They've dated more than two years. They're arguing, and she leaves for her apartment, only to return in a few minutes to say they should stop seeing each other. A few days later, they're back together, but within two hours, he takes offense at an off-hand remark, and the separation starts in earnest. They see other people, then, out of the blue, Steve asks Monica to marry him. She says yes, and a time of ecstasy begins: they interview strangers, asking them what makes a marriage work, and she moves in with him. Then comes the wedding, and when Steve freezes, anger rends the relationship again. Can harmony return? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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apartment | anger | muscles | leotard | gym | See All (23) »

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When the sex is great. When the passion is intense. When the love is strong. It's time for... breaking up.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor em Chamas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Gross USA:

$11,690
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Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Monica: We are supposed to be talking
Steve: screaming: We are talking!
Monica: No, we are not talking.
Steve: Ok, we'll talk, talk!... talk! talk!
Monica: screams: aaaah!
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WEDDING BELLS
Written by Lionel Brown, William Collier, Thomas Price, Arilcater Smith, Howard Wilson
Performed by Tiny Tim & The Hits
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And the point was...
16 October 2003 | by MLDinTNSee all my reviews

What was the point of making this movie. I can't think of one. The movie stars two big name actors but all that happens is they break up get together break up get together.... We get some silly scenes such as Steve in the tub picturing Monica with a guy at the gym. It was obvious the two didn't belong together, so why should the audience care if they break up. That was part of the problem with it besides it just being a stupid idea for a movie.

FINAL VERDICT: Not to good. Don't expect the Russell Crowe from Gladiator in this. I don't recommend it.


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