Breaking Up (1997)

Breaking Up was released on DVD on June 1, 2004
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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┬átime 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.

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US DVD Release Date June 1, 2004
UK DVD Release Date UK - Not announced
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Complete Movie Details

Run time 90 min
Theater Release Date October 17, 1997
DVD and Blu-ray Release Date June 1, 2004
Actors Salma Hayek, Russell Crowe, Abraham Alvarez
Directed by Robert Greenwald
MPAA R (Rated R for language and sexuality)
Gross $11,690
Genre(s) Comedy, Drama, Romance
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