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

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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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This is the fourth time Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau have been in a movie together (after Swingers (1996), Made (2001), and Rudy (1993)). See more »

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When Gary plays Grand Theft Auto, his character is throwing Molotov Cocktails, but it is making the Grand Theft Auto rocket launcher sound. See more »

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[first lines]
Gary: Come on, come on, come on.
Johnny O: All right, here we go.
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References Two-Minute Warning (1976) See more »

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Story of My Life (Live)
Written by Mike Ness (as Michael Ness)
Performed by Social Distortion
Courtesy of Time Bomb Recordings
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25 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not your garden variety romantic comedy, thank god! I loved the authenticity of this movie. I don't know anyone who has been in a serious relationship that wouldn't relate to this movie. Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston are superb- they are both so credible and organic in these roles. Not sure about the bizarre-ish people the characters may surround themselves in the movie- family, friends and co-workers definitely are weird- but maybe they serve as a springboard to really bring the 2 main characters to life. (maybe comedic relief, too) In any case, so refreshing to watch a movie that is realistic and unpretentious. The opening scenes are scrapbook photos when the couple were together- they were wonderful- the exact types of photos most of us have in our own scrapbooks. It isn't an indie art-house film, but a big production that doesn't follow a relationship formulaic predictor for ratings, insead it portrays arguments and a break up in a realistic way. Lack of communication, lack of effort, too much pride, battles over what isn't so important but seems so at the time- all that. I was also pleased that it didn't wrap up in a big red bow at the end like most Hollywood movies.


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