The Break-Up

June 2nd, 2006


The Break-Up

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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.

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 5.8/10 (52,470 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: Peyton Reed

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

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 - Carol Grobowski
Jane Alderman - Mrs. Grobowski

Taglines: . . . pick a side.


Official Website: Official site | UIP [France] |

Release Date: 2 June 2006

Filming Locations: Buckingham Fountain, Grant Park, Downtown, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $52,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $39,172,785 (USA) (4 June 2006) (3070 Screens)

Gross: $118,683,135 (USA) (3 September 2006)

Technical Specs


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.

[first lines]
Gary: Come on, come on, come on.
Johnny O: All right, here we go.

User Review

A Drama With Comedic Elements - The Promotional Trailers Attempt to Mislead Us Again

Rating: 8/10

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 self.

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.


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