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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 »

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

Gross USA:

$118,703,275

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$204,963,084
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Old 97's are performing their song 'Time Bomb' while Brooke is waiting for Gary at the concert. The Old 97's also played the same song during the opening credits of another Vince Vaughn movie, Clay Pigeons (1998). See more »

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While Gary is playing the Madden video game, the ABC Monday Night Football theme song is heard. That song has never been used on any versions of Madden on any of the video game platforms. 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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Lazy Afternoon
Written by Brad Hatfield
Performed by Brad Hatfield
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Give this movie a chance!
25 August 2006 | by PtownB5See 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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