Breakin' All the Rules

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Overview

An aspiring writer pens a best-selling "how-to" book about breaking up in this feature-packed DVD edition of the popular Jamie Foxx comedy -- arriving on DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. Viewable in either 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen or 1.33:1 full-frame, this release offers a multitude of audio options including closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital Surround with optional English and French subtitles. When you're finished experiencing this hilariously insightful look ...
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Overview

An aspiring writer pens a best-selling "how-to" book about breaking up in this feature-packed DVD edition of the popular Jamie Foxx comedy -- arriving on DVD from Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. Viewable in either 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen or 1.33:1 full-frame, this release offers a multitude of audio options including closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1 and French Dolby Digital Surround with optional English and French subtitles. When you're finished experiencing this hilariously insightful look into male/female relationships, go even deeper by listening to a commentary track featuring the cast and crew. A making-of featurette takes a look at the production of the film, and a mock-interview with Quincy Watson (Foxx) finds the faux author expanding on his philosophy. A gag reel is sure to have viewers rolling on the floor, and for slapstick fans, this release also includes a restored, colorized version of the classic Three Stooges short Hoi Polloi.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Gag reel; Cast and crew commentary; Making-of-featurette; Quincy Watson mock interview; The newly colorized and completely restored The Three Stooges™ short film: "Hoi Polloi"
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
The cookie cutter comedy Breakin' All the Rules is notable as Jamie Foxx' last theatrical release before Collateral and Ray brought him dual Oscar nominations. After a hit streak like that, it should also be his last small paycheck and last trivial genre film, for awhile at least. Breakin' All the Rules is reminiscent of Mark Brown's Two Can Play That Game (2001), but with the genders reversed -- Foxx here assumes the role of the relationship maven essayed there by Vivica A. Fox. Both films even feature Gabrielle Union as a romantic pivot point. Really, though, Daniel Taplitz' film is no less bound by the "rules" of lite African-American romantic comedy, a genre with numerous entries, yet few standouts. Breakin' All the Rules makes a game attempt for distinctiveness by including enough mistaken identities and romantic criss-crossing to make Shakespeare's head spin, but that's the only thing Shakespearean about it. More typical is its handful of scenes in which Foxx' dog gets drunk on bourbon. The actors have chemistry and the dialogue isn't half bad, but there's just not much that is memorable here. The one-on-one scenes between Foxx and Union are the film's high points, as they contain an intimacy and truth absent from the slapstick that informs the rest of the production. But Foxx does not ultimately rise very far above the material, reminding viewers that a good script and good director are what round a good actor into an award winner.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/2004
  • UPC: 043396013124
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen / Subtitled / Pan & Scan
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:25:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,965

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jamie Foxx Watson, Quincy
Gabrielle Union Callas, Nicky
Morris Chestnut Evan Fields
Peter MacNichol Philip Gascon
Jennifer Esposito Rita Monroe
Bianca Lawson Helen Sharp
Jill Ritchie Amy
Heather Headley Heather Headley
Gerald Emerick Talk Show Host
Technical Credits
Daniel Taplitz Director, Screenwriter
Todd Michael Amateau Asst. Director
Justine Baddeley Casting, Production Designer
Peter Borck Art Director
Peter Coquillard Musical Direction/Supervision
Paddy Cullen Executive Producer, Producer
David B. Chornow Sound/Sound Designer
Kimberly Davis-Wagner Casting
Jerry Fleming Production Designer
Robert Frazen Editor
David Hennings Cinematographer
Marcus Miller Score Composer
Isis Mussenden Costumes/Costume Designer
Lisa Tornell Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [3:00]
2. Termination Guidelines [3:28]
3. Kicked to the Curb [2:45]
4. Last Day [2:28]
5. The Plan [3:57]
6. Breakup Handbook [2:21]
7. Sensitive [2:28]
8. "Baby, We Need to Talk." [2:49]
9. Jinxed [4:00]
10. Love = Crazy [3:00]
11. Rita [3:00]
12. Techniques [3:26]
13. The Boss [1:26]
14. Breaking Up [2:15]
15. "This Is Love." [3:09]
16. Date Night [3:03]
17. All Dogs Leave L.A. [2:41]
18. Another Chance? [3:19]
19. The Face [4:10]
20. Nicky's Fantasy [3:35]
21. The Real Prize [2:18]
22. Helen Returns [2:09]
23. Collision [2:27]
24. Philip's Fury [1:52]
25. Man's Best Friend [3:13]
26. Fairly Minor Incident [4:22]
27. New Rules [2:35]
28. Portland [5:43]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
      Widescreen
      Fullscreen
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Cast and Crew Commentary: On
      Cast and Crew Commentary: Off
      The Break-Up Handbook
      Quincy Watson Mock Interview
      Bloopers
      Bonus! Colorized Three Stooges™ in the Comedy Classic Short, "Hoi Polloi"
   Languages
      Audio Set Up: English
      Audio Set Up: French/Français
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: French/Français
      Subtitles: Subtitles Off
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    Nice funny real good movie a romantic comedy!

    This movie was an is good its one of those romantic comedies but it gets tou you i really enjoyed it an would recommend it to a friend nice movie and funny to movies like this one are really good once you watch it you then watch it again thats just how good it is !

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