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Breaking Up (1997)

Monica teaches, Steve's a photographer. They've dated more than two years. They're arguing, and she leaves for her apartment, only to return in a few minutes to say they should stop seeing ... See full summary »

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Robert Greenwald

Writers:

Michael Cristofer (play), Michael Cristofer (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Russell Crowe ... Steve
Salma Hayek ... Monica
Abraham Alvarez Abraham Alvarez ... Minister
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Storyline

Monica teaches, Steve's a photographer. They've dated more than two years. They're arguing, and she leaves for her apartment, only to return in a few minutes to say they should stop seeing each other. A few days later, they're back together, but within two hours, he takes offense at an off-hand remark, and the separation starts in earnest. They see other people, then, out of the blue, Steve asks Monica to marry him. She says yes, and a time of ecstasy begins: they interview strangers, asking them what makes a marriage work, and she moves in with him. Then comes the wedding, and when Steve freezes, anger rends the relationship again. Can harmony return? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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apartment | anger | muscles | leotard | gym | See All (23) »

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When the sex is great. When the passion is intense. When the love is strong. It's time for... breaking up.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor em Chamas See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Gross USA:

$11,690
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1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Steve: I'm going crazy...
Monica: See, that's different! I thought it was your everday garden-variety existential crisis. But crazy is different.
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Referenced in The Loud House: Out of the Picture/Room with a Feud (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

THE EPSTEINS
Written by Pethe Melnick
Performed by The Klezmer Conservatory Band
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11 December 1998 | by chattomeSee all my reviews

I struggled to figure out what was it all about but failed. The duel between a man and a woman in love is seen by me as the most exciting genre on Earth however what this movie offered was, with exception for some sequences, awfully boring and senseless. I would rather blame it on script which was raw and weak despite all the credits of the writer. The whole film is one and the same recurrent scene and plot turns urge a huge question mark in respect to normal human logic, patience and reason. It is hard to conceive how our good Lord could share the throne of the world with Devil but human relationships are always understandable. The characters in the movie mentioned a word ‘love' a couple of times but whatever it was in the end the kind of relationship those two people had in the course of the movie gives a clear indication that it was not love even at the beginning - that was all what the bare lust can produce and you could still cheer yourself up with catching the flashes of the seductive Salma's body. For other sort of emotions, watch ‘The whole wide world'.


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