The Break-Up

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Universal Pictures Released 2006

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Director:
Peyton Reed
Released:
2006
Rating:
PG-13

The Break-Up is a romantic comedy that focuses on the demise of one couple's relationship. Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) and Gary (Vince Vaughn) meet at a baseball game and begin a relationship. At first, things seem good and they get a condo together. Eventually, their relationship begins to falter when Brooke feels unappreciated and Gary feels that Brooke is too controlling. The couple break up, but decide to continue to live together as roommates. What follows is a series of comedic events revolving around the attempts of both Gary and Brooke to make each other jealous and angry. Eventually, their friend and realtor, Mark (Jason Bateman) tells the couple he has sold their condo and they have two weeks to move out. Gary still wants to be with Brooke and makes a final attempt to win her back. Is it too late for Gary and Brooke's relationship to survive? Watch The Break-Up to find out.

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  • 50

    The New York Times Dana Stevens

    The script (by Jeremy Garelick and Jay Lavender) strains hard after a few easy jokes, and the whole movie feels dull and trivial.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times Carina Chocano

    I'd be happy to see it listed in an in-flight magazine, but "Annie Hall" it's not.

  • 50

    Variety Brian Lowry

    Sporadic rays of sunshine emanate from the broad and gifted supporting cast, but the core story is almost relentlessly unpleasant, like sitting through a dinner party where the hos...

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    Comedy, Drama

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    Romantic Comedy, Love & Romance