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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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Peyton Reed

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Jeremy Garelick (screenplay), Jay Lavender (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vince Vaughn ... Gary Grobowski
Jennifer Aniston ... Brooke Meyers
Joey Lauren Adams ... Addie
Cole Hauser ... Lupus Grobowski
Jon Favreau ... Johnny O
Jason Bateman ... Riggleman
Judy Davis ... Marilyn Dean
Justin Long ... Christopher
Ivan Sergei ... Carson Wigham
John Michael Higgins ... Richard Meyers
Ann-Margret ... Wendy Meyers
Vernon Vaughn ... Howard Meyers
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Dennis Grobowski
Elaine Robinson Elaine Robinson ... Carol Grobowski
Jane Alderman Jane Alderman ... Mrs. Grobowski
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site | UIP [France]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 June 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Viviendo con mi ex See more »

Filming Locations:

Illinois, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$39,172,785, 4 June 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$118,703,275

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$204,999,686
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The song that John Michael Higgins sings at the dinner table (with both families) is "Owner of a Lonely Heart" by the band Yes. Additionally, Higgins is credited as 'Vocal Arranger' for this film. See more »

Goofs

When Brooke is nude and gets a beer, the can switches from left to right hand when she drinks it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gary: Come on, come on, come on.
Johnny O: All right, here we go.
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Soundtracks

I Can See Clearly Now
Written by Johnny Nash
Performed by Johnny Nash
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd.
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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A Drama With Comedic Elements - The Promotional Trailers Attempt to Mislead Us Again
4 June 2006 | by Jeffrey LubeckSee 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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