The Break Up
Release: June 02, 2006

...pick a side • Gary Grobowski and Brooke Meyers meet at Wrigley Field during a Chicago Cubs game and begin dating, eventually buying a condominium together. Gary works as a tour guide in a family business with his brothers, Lupus and Dennis. Brooke manages an art gallery owned by eccentric artist Marilyn Dean. Their relationship comes to a head after the latest in an escalating series of, "Why can't you do this one little thing for me?!" arguments. Brooke, feeling unappreciated, criticizes Gary's perceived immaturity and unwillingness to work on improving their relationship. Gary is frustrated by Brooke’s perceived controlling, perfectionistic attitude, and expresses his desire to have a little more independence (particularly when arriving home from work, wanting to unwind). Brooke becomes irate when Gary fails to offer to help her clean up after a big dinner party at their home; and, still frustrated from their earlier, unresolved argument, breaks up with him (despite still being in love with him). Brooke seeks relationship advice from her friend Addie, while Gary goes to tell his side of things to friend Johnny Ostrofski. The group must later learn to work together when no one is willing to move out of the condo. Vince Vaughn [who also produced] and Jennifer Anniston leads; co-starring Joey Lauren Adams, Ann-Margret, Judy Davis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jon Favreau, Cole Hauser, John Michael Higgins, and Justin Long. Peyton Reed directs from the screenplay by/co-producers Jeremy Garelick & Jay Lavender; Story by Vaughn, Garelick & Lavender. Executive Producers: Stuart Besser and Peter Billingsley. Music by Jon Brion. Wild West Picture Show Productions for Universal Pictures. Filmed around Chicago, IL from June 20 - August 23, 2005. Approved [#42432]/rated PG-13 for sexual content, some nudity and language.

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