The Break-Up

Synopsis: In Chicago, the art dealer Brooke Meyers feels not appreciated and neglected by her immature boyfriend Gary Grobowski, who is partner with his two brothers in a tourism business, and decides to break-up with him to make Gary miss her. Gary misunderstands her true intention, both follow the wrong advice of family members and friends, beginning a war of sexes with no winner.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Peyton Reed
Production: Universal Pictures
  2 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
106 min


Come on, come on, come on.|All right, here we go.

Take a seat, buddy!

Come on.|It was a good play.

Are you gonna be|like this all day?

I don't know. Is it gonna|be like this all day?

I don't know.|It's up to you.

I have no room to sit.|I got no room to sit.

I'm sitting next to|a guy who's sitting

like he's at home|on the toilet|with his legs spread.

Please don't crowd people.|Relax, please. Look at me.

I am relaxed.|Look how I'm sitting.

Why are you|sitting like that?|Because... What do you think?

Why'd you wake me up|for this sh*t?

Because I'm trying to relax|and have a nice day.

Sweating in the sun|like a Tijuana whore.

Ice-cold soda!

Get your soda here!

On the right.|Coming down there.|Pass that on down there.

Hey, hot dog guy,|can I get six hot dogs|down here, please?

Right away.|GARY: And make it right,|please.

You know, with the mustard|and the ketchup|and the relish.

Don't make me|hit you up for more.

I thought we were going|to Wiener Circle after this.

We will.|Then why are you|getting hot dogs?

Pass this down, please.|You can keep the change.

Do you want|one of the hot dogs?

You can have a hot...|You want a hot dog?

Do you want a hot dog, miss?

No. Thank you.|You can have one.

That's okay.|Go ahead.|You can have a hot dog.

No, I don't want one.|Excuse me, sir?

Would you mind|passing the lady|one of the hot dogs?

I'm good, thanks.|You don't have to share.

You can have your own.|Thanks. That's really|nice of you.

Just have one, please.|Okay, give me a hot dog.

Somebody give her a hot dog.|I got... The big guy can't|eat all of them. Have one.

Have you ever had one before?|A hot dog?

At the ballpark?|I have. I believe I have.

Okay, good.|Thank you.

Well, enjoy this one.|Thanks.

Do you like mustard?|No, I'm okay.

It's much better|with a topping. Here.

I'm just kidding,|I'll give you two.



We'll share it.

It's a good dog.|I like the hot dog. I know.

That's nice.

You have a problem|with me eating a hot dog,|guy?

I'm trying to watch the game|and have a hot dog.

I'll smack him|in his head.|No, just leave him alone.

Hey, you want|to go get a drink?|No.

I'm with somebody, sorry.

Who? The guy with|the tucked-in shirt|and the visor?

What, is that like a brother?|The guy was not|your brother, then.

Who is this guy?|He's not my brother.

Who's this...|I'm getting mad now.|I'm jealous. Who is this guy?

Who are you?|I don't know.|I'm kidding with you.

Who's the guy with|the tucked-in stuff?|Is that a boyfriend?

Uh, it's...

I'm going.|Do you think|you'll marry him?

What?|'Cause I know|you've thought about it.

The first time|you laid eyes on him,|you probably thought,

"I wonder if I could marry|this guy in plaid shorts who|tucks his shirt in. No way."

Then when you kissed him,|you said, "I can't believe it.

"I had a lot to drink|tonight. I'm kissing|the tucked-in guy."

My point is, if you're|not gonna marry him...|Yeah.

...and if it's not forever,

then you really don't have|anything to lose in|taking me up on my offer.

Uh-huh. Well, I'm gonna go.|Okay. Me, too.

Okay.|To where? On an|ice-breaking first date?

Well, no, I don't think...|Listen.

If you want to stay|off the market|while you're with

I'm-not-the-one-|but-I'm-comfortable,|then you can do that.

But for all you know,|I just offered you

a get-out-of-bored-Iove-|for-free card|with no strings attached.

God, you're crazy.|No, I'm not crazy.

And a lot of times people go,|"Oh, that's crazy,"

and then they go,|"It's genius."

That's what happened|when the person invented fire.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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