Breakin' All the Rules

May 14, 2004 0 By Fans
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Inspired by his fiancée (who dumped him), a man publishes a break-up handbook for men, becoming a bestselling author in the process.

Release Year: 2004

Rating: 5.3/10 (2,977 voted)

Critic's Score: 46/100

Daniel Taplitz

Stars: Jamie Foxx, Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut

Qunicy Watson, after being unceremoniously dumped by his fiancée, pens a "how to" book on breaking up and becomes a best-selling author on the subject. Not wanting his male friends to suffer the same fate, he gives them advice on dumping their mates. A comedy of errors ensues.


Jamie Foxx

Quincy Watson

Gabrielle Union

Nicky Callas

Morris Chestnut

Evan Fields

Peter MacNicol

Philip Gascon

Jennifer Esposito

Rita Monroe

Bianca Lawson

Helen Sharp

Jill Ritchie


Samantha Nagel

Executive Assistant

Grace Chan


Danny Comden


Octavia Spencer


(as Octavia L. Spencer)

Heather Headley


Patrick Cranshaw

Mr. Lynch

Tate Taylor


Bob Stephenson

Ticket Master

When it comes to getting dumped… He wrote the book.


Official Website:
Sony Pictures |

Release Date: 14 May 2004

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Opening Weekend: $5,088,577
(16 May 2004)
(1318 Screens)

Gross: $11,827,301
(20 June 2004)

Technical Specs



Did You Know?


During the making of this movie, Jamie Foxx had cut his hair for
Ray. So in the final scene, Foxx is wearing a wig, which is why his hair looks so much longer.


When Evan tells Quincy that Nicky has cut her hair, Quincy sits back in his seat with his right hand over his mouth, but in the next shot, he has his left hand over his mouth.

User Review

Great Film!!

Rating: 10/10

I loved this film. and guess what I am white! most people seem to feel
the film is racist.. i don't see it myself.. Jamie Fox is so funny and
i love the love triangles in the film. there's slight confusion in a
few parts of the film tho that still confuse me. I like the girl
actress. Jamie Foxx's best mate was a little tiresome, but i loved the
humour. in this film. i loved the soundtrack too. Id be interested in
buying this on DVD and watching it again as it was an A Class film!! i
though this film would be "typical black comedy" but it proved me
totally wrong. I want the soundtrack too as some of the songs were
amazing. Also the female singer in the 2nd club scene was amazing, if
she isn't a real singer she should be. She has an amazing voice. My
favourite part of the film.. well i don't know its all really funny
stuff. I watched it with my boyfriend, he agreed on the soundtrack and
the humour. I would recommend this film to all ages. Excellent !! *
Highly ReccommendS*