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Still shot from the movie: The Break-up.

The Break-up

Whatever it was that attracted Brook (Jennifer Aniston) and Gary (Vince Vaughn) to move in together, moved out after their respective families proved incompatible. But instead of fighting to save the relationship, the two fight over who has the right to claim their well-loved, shared condo as home. No wonder this pair is on the verge of a Break-up! Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 105
Theater Release: 01 Jun 2006
Video Release: 16 Oct 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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How We Determine Our Grades

After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

Brooke sees herself as the glue that holds their relationship together. Is it easier to see your own contributions to a relationship than the other party’s? What are Gary’s needs in the partnership? What things does Brooke want? How willing are they to compromise for one another? How often should one person give into the wishes of the other?

How much abuse can a relationship take before it is irreparable? How does Gary and Brooke’s one-upmanship hurt their chances of getting back together? What part does forgiveness play in rebuilding bonds?

Gary and Brooke force their shared friends to pick sides in their battle. Can mutual friends avoid this problem and continue to support both partners in a break up? How can the loss of friends, as well as a partner, affect a person?

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