The Break-UpJune 2, 2006
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.
Release Year: 2006
Rating: 5.8/10 (52,470 voted)
Critic's Score: 45/100
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau
In Chicago, the art dealer Brooke Meyers feels not appreciated and neglected by her immature boyfriend Gary Grobowski, who is partner of his two brothers in a tourism business, and decides to break-up with him to make Gary misses her. Gary misunderstands her true intention, both follows the wrong advices of family members and friends, beginning a war of sexes with no winner.
Writers: Jeremy Garelick, Jay Lavender
Joey Lauren Adams
John Michael Higgins
. . . pick a side.
Release Date: 2 June 2006
Filming Locations: Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Downtown, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $39,172,785
(4 June 2006)
(3 September 2006)
Did You Know?
Jennifer Aniston wore Generra Jeans throughout the film.
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers):
When Brooke is complaining that Gary only brought back three lemons instead of twelve, if you look closely at the bag there are actually four lemons in the bag.
Come on, come on, come on.
All right, here we go.
A Drama With Comedic Elements – The Promotional Trailers Attempt to Mislead Us Again
The Break-Up is a highly watchable drama that contains elements of
cleaver comedy. Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Anniston put in solid
performances in a film that feels strikingly real at times.
The Break-up does not play out as a light-hearted comedy with a
predictable wrap-up in the last five minutes. The Break-Up reveals the
very human side of a failed relationship and its potential
reconciliation. Yes, there are some very funny scenes. However, as the
misalignment of expectations quickly unfolds the movie reveals its true
The Break-up does a more than credible job of displaying many of the
aspects of how people deal with conflict and remorse. Many of the
situations play all-in-one as funny, sad and realistic.
The bottom line is that the Break-Up is solid film built with Hollywood
money and stars that chooses a route its benefactors rarely allow to be
taken. This fact alone makes the movie worth viewing.