The Break-Up

2006 PG-13 1h 47m DVD

The Break-Up

2006 PG-13 1h 47m DVD
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Cohabitating couple Gary (Vince Vaughn) and Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) find their once-blissful romance on the rocks when petty spats about lemons and dirty dishes mushroom into an all-out battle for custody of their upscale Chicago condo. An escalating argument ensues as Gary and Brooke continue to live under the same roof, all while cooking up schemes to drive each other off the premises. Judy Davis co-stars as Brooke's diva boss.
Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, Jason Bateman, Vincent D'Onofrio, Justin Long, Jon Favreau, Joey Lauren Adams, Cole Hauser, Peter Billingsley, Geoff Stults, Judy Davis, Ann-Margret
Peyton Reed
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral), French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know the movie is premised on ugly, angry fighting between exes still sharing a condo, with several scenes that show real pain. Brooke has her pubic area waxed and parades the result in front of her ex (you see her naked back and legs; other body parts are obscured by objects in frame); in turn, Gary hires strippers for a poker game. Characters call each other names and cruelly make fun of each other and their families (this encompasses jokes about homosexuality, promiscuity, and violence/murder). It also features frequent uses of profanity (including at least one f-word).

Sexual Content

Many sexual references (especially by Gary, who describes sexual activity and body parts, such as "d--k"); men and women play strip poker (women get down to underwear); Brooke has her pubic area waxed (this scene shows her grimace and exclamation), then walks naked through apartment (you see her upper body and legs, her breasts and crotch blocked by objects in frame); Mary hires a male model whose naked back and butt is visible as she paints.


Gary plays violent video games; his friend makes jokes about hiring hitmen. Brooke's brother beats up Gary.


Pushing the edge for PG-13: Language includes one f-word, plus frequent uses (10-15 or more) of "s--t" and other profanity.

Social Behavior

After the break-up, exes use cruel tactics to "get even," including visible dates to inspire jealousy, mishandling of property, and nasty accusations during arguments.


Visible junk food and beer brands (Lays and other chips, Budweiser, fast food wrappers).

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Cigar-smoking and drinking (beer, liquor, wine).

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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