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The Breaker Upperers (2018)

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For the right price, BFFs Jen and Mel will ruthlessly end any romance. But when one grows a conscience, it threatens to derail their relationship.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Madeleine Sami ... Mel
Jackie van Beek ... Jen
James Rolleston ... Jordan
Celia Pacquola ... Anna
Ana Scotney ... Sepa
Rima Te Wiata ... Shona
Carl Bland Carl Bland ... Graham
Brett O'Gorman Brett O'Gorman ... Stan
Cohen Holloway ... Joe
Tekeepa Aria Tekeepa Aria ... Sepa's Crew (as Te Keepa Aria)
Amanaki Prescott-Faletau Amanaki Prescott-Faletau ... Sepa's Crew (as Amanaki Prescott)
Moe Laga Moe Laga ... Sepa's Crew
Hilary Samuela Hilary Samuela ... Sepa's Crew (as Hillary Samuela)
Darren Taniue Darren Taniue ... Sepa's Crew (as Bryce Darren Taniue)
Angella Dravid Angella Dravid ... Jodie
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For the right price, BFFs Jen and Mel will ruthlessly end any romance. But when one grows a conscience, it threatens to derail their relationship.

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break up | dating | new zealand | See All (3) »

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Breaking up just got easier.

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Trivia

"A Love Song" performed by Madeleine Sami's wife Ladyhawke (aka Pip Brown) plays over the end credits. See more »

Crazy Credits

There's a scene while the end credits start to roll, as well as a scene after they've rolled. See more »

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References Remember the Titans (2000) See more »

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Pump Up The Jam
Written by Kamosi and De-Quincey
Bogam / Universal Music Publishing N.V.
Administered by Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd
Performed by Technotronic featuring Felly Kilingi (as Felly)
Licensed courtesy of Universal Music New Zealand Limited
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edgy, dry, dark and ridiculous
15 February 2019 | by vicky-51523See all my reviews

Funny NZ movie, don't be swayed by some poor reviews from people who likely prefer their humour served up American style rather than Antipodean, but I for one appreciate their edginess, no limits and ability to laugh at themselves very much indeed, I think its quality. This film doesnt come across low budget to me as some reviewers claim, I think its on point, well acted with laugh out loud bits in it. I love the fact the two main actors wrote, directed and starred in the film, which is about a business run by two friends who offer a service dumping peoples partners for them, the varied and extreme ways they go about it is at times too funny/shocking for words. Amongst many brilliant scenes there is a short but fab cameo near the beginning, a tinder date getting down to it played by the wonderful Jermaine Clement (What We Do in The Shadows, Men in Black 3). The whole film is edgy, dry, dark and ridiculous throughout - but not at all heavy. I thank the Lord above that we have such quality stuff coming from the other side of the world to lighten our northern hemispherical lives, Chris Lilley's Summer Heights High, No Activity, What We Do in The Shadows spring immediately to mind, and although this isn't quite the same caliber, it IS under the radar quality comedy and I can think of many worse ways to spend an hour and a half on a dark February evening in the UK.


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Release Date:

15 February 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Auckland, New Zealand

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