Cover image for The break-up [DVD] / Universal Pictures presents ; Wild West Picture Show Productions ; produced by Vince Vaughn, Scott Stuber ; story by Vince Vaughn & Jeremy Garelick & Jay Lavender ; screenplay by Jeremy Garelick & Jay Lavender ; directed by Peyton Reed.
Title:
The break-up [DVD] / Universal Pictures presents ; Wild West Picture Show Productions ; produced by Vince Vaughn, Scott Stuber ; story by Vince Vaughn & Jeremy Garelick & Jay Lavender ; screenplay by Jeremy Garelick & Jay Lavender ; directed by Peyton Reed.
ISBN:
9781417069996
Publication Information:
Universal City, CA : Universal Studios Home Entertainment, c2006.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (ca. 107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Special features: Alternate ending; Deleted scenes; Extended scenes; Outtakes; Improv with Vince Vaughn and John Favreau; "In perfect harmony": The Tone Rangers; The making of 'The break-up'; "Three brothers: a tour of Chicago"; Commentary with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston; Commentary with director Peyton Reed.
Abstract:
Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary. Neither one is willing to move out of the condo they once shared. Taking the advice of their repsective friends and confidants, including a few complete strangers, they both engage in mental warfare designed to force the other person to flee the premises. But they might just realize that they might be fighting to keep their relationship alive.
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MPAA rating: PG-13; for sexual content, some nudity and language.
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Pushed to the breaking-point after their latest, why can't you do this one little thing for me? argument, art dealer Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend, Gary, who hosts bus tours of Chicago. What follows is a series of remedies, war tactics, overtures and underminings suggested by the former couple's friends, confidantes and the occasional total stranger. When neither ex is willing to move out of the condo they used to share, the only solution is to continue living as hostile roommates until somebody caves. But somewhere between protesting the pool table in the living room, the dirty clothes stacked in the kitchen cupboards and the sports played at sleep-killing volume in the middle of the night, Brooke begins to realize that what she may be really fighting for isn't so much the place but the person.


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A once-loving Chicago couple whose happily-ever-after quickly turned into a never-again finds their crumbling romance complicated when both parties refuse to move out of the pair's recently purchased condo. The Break-Up is a romantic comedy that starts where all the others end. The future once looked promising for thirtysomething couple Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) and Gary (Vince Vaughn), but lately it seems like a series of increasingly petty and intolerable squabbles have snuffed any semblance of romance in their relationship. Their confrontation endlessly fueled by mean-spirited suggestions of revenge tactics from friends and family and their stubborn refusal to budge resulting in an excruciating stalemate, Brooke and Gary ultimately decide to spitefully stick it out as hostile roommates until the weaker party eventually admits defeat. As the competition to drive one another out grows increasingly intense and outrageous, however, Brooke eventually comes to the realization that she's not fighting for possession of the condominium as much as she is fighting to salvage her relationship with the man she once viewed as the love of her life. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi