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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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An Ex-Rated Comedy See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 French movie poster hanging above the TV in Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn's condo, "Un Tueur dans la Foule" is for the 1976 movie, "Two Minute Warning, starring Charlton Heston which was also released by Universal Studios. See more »

Goofs

When Gary walks into the apartment with the grocery bag (before the dinner party) the bag starts out standing up on the butcher block. In the next shot it's folded up and the mixer's missing, then the next shot it's folded up, laying down on the other side of the mixer. See more »

Quotes

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

A version aired on TNT pixilates the shot of Jennifer Aniston's bare butt when she walks away from Vince Vaughn. See more »

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An overload of clichés
31 May 2006 | by trax8See all my reviews

This movie would have been good if it wasn't so pathetic. After a brief introduction to a premise, the movie gets into full gear with a bunch of tried and tested (and by now irritating) onslaught of clichés. The ending turns out to be the now standard for all cliché movies, a complete twist or turn around. I mean you spend 70 mins of the movie watching something so predictable and in the very end you watch something that is a complete turnaround, which is illogical all so that some producer or director can say that the movie "is not cliché". It would have refreshing if this itself , ironically ,hadnt been turning into a cliché. Vaughn and Aniston do not share an on-screen chemistry and all they can achieve are bids to out do each other. As usual the trailer of the movie is very well done and gives the impression of a great movie but if all you wanted to see what was the best bits of the movie, just stick with the trailer. I would say this movie is recommended only for fans of Vaughn or Aniston who would rather get pleasure watching the actors rather the actual movie itself.


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