The Break-Up

5.81 h 46 min2006X-RayPG-13
After Brooke (Aniston) calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary (Vaughn), neither person is willing to move out of the condo they share. Taking the advice of their repsective friends and confidants (and a few total strangers), they both engage in mental warfare designed to force the other person to flee the premises -- until they both realize they might be fighting to keep their relationship alive.
Sharon Vaughn
Vince VaughnJennifer AnistonJoey Lauren Adams
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Jon FavreauJason BatemanJudy DavisJustin LongIvan SergeiJohn Michael HigginsAnn-MargretVernon VaughnCole HauserVincent D'OnofrioElaine RobinsonJane AldermanJacqueline WilliamsPeter BillingsleyJane HuRebecca SpenceMary-Pat GreenKeir O'DonnellGeoff StultsTiffany L. AddisonJessica VilchisPeyton ReedStuart M. BesserPeter BillingsleyJeremy GarelickPhil RidarelliRhett MillerMurry HammondKen BetheaPhilip PeeplesGunnar MadsenKarl SolisMichael WintherEric BradleyPaul PetersonSean P. GoreckiEddie MartinezChuck StubbingsRyan CowheyMegan KleinTrisha VargoJulia NearyLinda CohnJason AbustanBrad AusmusKelley DaughertySue DursoTodd HollandsworthAlexandra LoRussoBrian L. OrlinskyShelby BakkenMartin BezenerAlex BicklePortia BlackwellRichard C. BozekLori ClaussenLauren CokeleyJustin DabneyMatt DworzanczykReese FosterMarisol GiraudGeorge GlynnTrevor GlynnJohn R. HaleyJulie HilgendorfAnna IngenthronIan KalangesAaron KekerJames KimRobert KramerKristen KruchowskiJoseph LazickiJordan LowndesHayes MacArthurJasmine McDonaldBrad NelsonWilliam Nero Jr.Tipper NewtonKelly NienaltowskiRebecca NorrisKatherine M. O'ConnorChris PapadopoulosJamie ParkerJason PetersJonathan SamuelsLuke SchneiderZack ShadaMonica SzanyiMarko TomicDonier TylerRon ValdezLoreen WashingtonPeyton ReedStuart M. BesserPeter BillingsleyJeremy Garelick
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Big MommaReviewed in the United States on December 3, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Not a rom-com ... at all
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Jennifer Anniston is absolutely gorgeous. Ravishing. So naturally beautiful it makes you gasp. Makes you wonder what Brad Pitt was thinking when he left her for a stick-figure. But, I digress.

All the text for this film leads the viewer to think this is going to be a rom-com. Not so. It's like being a fly on the wall watching a relationship disintegrate. When you realize how fond both people are of each other, you wonder what other layers of feeling can be there. Love? Loyalty? The words 'soul mates' do not come to mind. While they each can't give what the other needs, or even describe that, at the very least they trust each other on some deeper level. Ultimately, for the female, Brooke, the realization is probably that someone else can be the person who will give her that.

The man, Gary, eventually must see that not everything can be fixed. Not everything can be retrieved. No matter how much he grows, it's growth with bad timing. Painful to watch. This story is not 'The Way We Were.' For one thing, I believe that Jennifer Anniston (yeah, the one with the hair) is a far better actress than Barbra Streisand (yeah, the one who sings.) I have seen Anniston in other dramatic roles - she has tremendous talent. And has to work with that distracting drawback that is her beauty.

I hope that in real life, she is not so stunning and luminous. I hope she's ordinary when she's not on screen. She'll have better luck with husbands!
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Movies Are CinemaReviewed in the United States on September 3, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
How To Destroy A Relationship In A Few Simple Moves.
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This film is a downer. On purpose it is a downer. But it is a downer that millions experience every single day as they try to hang on to a relationship that is reaching the expiration day. This will make you think back to
that last bad relationship you experience, and that may be a bummer. But the way this story unwinds, and the terrific acting within, it is worth every minute of your attention. Learn something, and watch two of our best actors at work.
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Bee ResearcherReviewed in the United States on February 27, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Full of bigotry
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This movie has lots of issues, but the stereotypes and demeaning portrayals of nearly everyone really sinks it. Groups portrayed in stereotypical and demeaning light include: Blacks (entering the film in about two places... once as the butt of a joke that was deemed too gross to include, and a second time when Vince Vaughan describes Jennifer Aniston's style as "Voodoo Zulu"), Polish people, gay men (both Christopher, Anniston's coworker, and Anniston's brother are portrayed as overly dramatic and trivial human beings), Jews (Anniston's boss)... the list probably goes on and on.
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VBReviewed in the United States on December 23, 2018
3.0 out of 5 stars
Hated the Ending
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Unlike some of the other reviewers, and being someone who has had their share of opposites attract relationships, I didn't find it hard to believe that these two fell in love. The plot was believable, the arguments the kind that most of us have actually had and the words spoken in anger and later regretted all too familiar. The thread of underlying sadness on the part of each character was well-played without going overboard. The chemistry between Aniston and Vaugn works well and the supporting cast is strong without overwhelming the main story. Without any spoilers all I can say is that I hated the ending although, again, I found it very believable. It's worth a watch regardless.
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Rich RReviewed in the United States on February 19, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great flick
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Love this movie...makes me think about things I've done wrong in a serious relationship...Secondly, Jennifer Aniston is in her prime in this movie...absolutely beautiful!!!
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Daniel G. SionniReviewed in the United States on July 20, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
I had to pay for this movie
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I can't believe my wife rented a movie that she has watched no less than 20 times. Each time taking the side of the manipulative lady who plays games and wonders why she lost her man.

Other than that solid movie... just don't take the guys side if you want to stay happily married.
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Robert N. JacksonReviewed in the United States on June 9, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
When watching a movie I want to be entertained not heartbroken.
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The movie ends horribly! The beginning is fantastic the middle is sickening and the end is heartbreaking.
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Brow SpiritReviewed in the United States on August 20, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Watched this movie for a class
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Surprisingly good, introspective, and a good communicative lesson for anyone watching. Otherwise a good laugh, a good story, and a good ending.
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