The Break Up Movie Cast: Plot, Reception, Nominations

The Break Up movie cast is a 2006 movie starring Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston.

Directed by Peyton Reed and produced by Universal Pictures, it’s a romantic comedy-drama about a couple, Gary Grobowski and Brooke Meyers, who meet at a Chicago Cubs game and start dating.

Eventually, they buy a condo together.

Gary works as a tour guide with his brothers in a family business, while Brooke manages an art gallery owned by eccentric artist Marilyn Dean.

Their relationship faces challenges because of constant arguments.

Brooke feels unappreciated and criticizes Gary’s immaturity, while Gary feels Brooke is too controlling.

The breaking point comes when Gary doesn’t help clean up after a big dinner party, leading to their breakup despite still loving each other.

They decide to live as roommates but try to provoke each other with petty actions.

Gary buys a pool table and throws a strip poker party, while Brooke kicks him off their bowling team and dates other men to make him jealous.

When their condo is sold, they have two weeks to move out.

Brooke invites Gary to a concert, hoping to reconcile, but Gary misses the point and skips the concert, breaking Brooke’s heart.

After one final fight, they realize their misunderstandings. Gary, realizing his mistakes, prepares a romantic dinner to win Brooke’s back, but she rejects him, feeling it’s too late.

They both move out, with Gary focusing on his business and Brooke traveling to Europe.

They meet again by chance in Chicago, share a friendly conversation, and part ways with a smile.

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The breakup cast Jennifer Aniston. Photo: Instagram.

The breakup movie cast

  1. Vince Vaughn as Gary Grobowski
  2. Jennifer Aniston as Brooke Meyers
  3. Jon Favreau as Johnny O, Gary’s best friend
  4. Cole Hauser as Lupus Grobowski, Gary’s brother
  5. Joey Lauren Adams as Addie Jones, Brooke’s best friend
  6. Judy Davis as Marilyn Dean, Brooke’s boss
  7. Justin Long as Christopher Hirons, gallery receptionist
  8. Jason Bateman plays Mark Riggleman, their realtor friend
  9. Ivan Sergei as Carson Wingham, Brooke’s suitor
  10. Vincent D’Onofrio as Dennis Grobowski, Gary’s brother
  11. John Michael Higgins as Richard Meyers, Brooke’s brother
  12. Vernon Vaughn as Howard Meyers, Brooke’s father
  13. Ann-Margret as Wendy Meyers, Brooke’s mother
  14. Peter Billingsley as Andrew Jones, Addie’s husband
  15. Mary-Pat Green as Mischa, Marilyn’s waxer
  16. Keir O’Donnell as Paul Grant, Brooke’s date
  17. Geoff Stults as Mike Lawrence, another of Brooke’s dates
  18. Linda Cohn as ESPN Sportscaster (voice)
  19. Zack Shada as Mad Dawg Killa (voice)

The breakup movie cast reception

The film grossed over $205 million worldwide, with $118.7 million from the American box office.

On Rotten Tomatoes, it has a 34% approval rating and a score of 45 out of 100 on Metacritic, indicating mixed reviews.

Audience reaction was average, with a CinemaScore of “C+.”.

Awards and nominations

  1. ASCAP Film and Television Music Award for Top Box Office Films (won)
  2. People’s Choice Award for Favorite Female Movie Star (Jennifer Aniston, won)
  3. People’s Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Match-Up (nominated)
  4. Teen Choice Awards for various categories (nominated and won for Chemistry: Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn)


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