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Breaking Up (1997)

Breaking Up (1997)

Breaking Up

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Based on a two-character play by Michael Cristofer (who also wrote the screenplay), Breaking Up is an odd sort of love story about a couple who aren't sure what to do about their relationship. Steve (Russell Crowe) is a photographer and Monica (Salma Hayek) is a schoolteacher. They're in love, but their emotional bond is so intense it borders on manic-depressive -- at any given moment, they're either deliriously happy with each other or so frustrated they're ready to call it off for good. Every time they try to sit down and seriously discuss their relationship, it turns into a disaster -- they can't stay together but they can't stay apart, either. As Monica summarizes their relationship, "It's a failure, but it's ours." Breaking Up follows Steve and Monica as they debate the pros and cons of their relationship over several years in vignettes that range from the comic to the horrifying. Breaking Up was shot in 1995, but didn't emerge into limited release until 1997.more
Rating: R (For language and sexuality)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Michael Cristofer
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 1, 2004
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for Breaking Up

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

November 6, 2003
AV Club
Top Critic

Uneven action, flat acting, and a narrow plot that leaves little room for empathy.

Full Review… | July 2, 2004
Apollo Guide

Crowe was at the screening of the movie and I wished someone would have asked him "How could you do this movie after doing LA Confidential?"

Full Review… | October 24, 2001

September 29, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

Audience Reviews for Breaking Up

THIS IS ONE OF MY HIGHLY FAVORED MOVIES!!
LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!

iLeo
Leo L

Super Reviewer

½

Funny, real life kind of funny, and extremely emotional. A process virtually eveyone can relate to...ending wth the thought..."what if...".

SocialNetwork
Jim Wilkerson
½

This flick is slightly off kilter but explores a (dysfunctional) relationship in a very compelling way.

bushlaboo
Mo N

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