The Break-Up

The Break-Up
Brooke and Gary seem to be the perfect couple. But when a series of events start to unravel their relationship, will they be able to avoid the dreaded “break-up”? Here are a few movie mistakes to look for while watching “The Break-Up”.

∙ Near the beginning of the movie, Brooke is in the kitchen, preparing for the dinner party. Gary walks in and places a brown paper bag upright on the far end of the counter, near the side of the mixer that’s facing away from the camera. Gary gets his drink from the fridge and as he’s leaving the room, there’s a back view of Brooke. The bag is now on the opposite side of the counter, on the other side of the mixer. The bag is even on its side when Brooke picks it up.

∙ Brooke and Gary have an argument after everyone leaves the dinner party. After Gary leaves, Brooke is on the phone with Addie. When Brooke is cleaning up in the kitchen, she picks up a martini glass from counter in the middle of the kitchen, dumps the contents in the trash and puts the glass in the sink. When Brooke mentions the “twelve lemons”, the glass is back in its original position on the counter. A few moments later it’s gone again.

∙ After the fight following the dinner party, Gary is at the bar talking to Johnny O. Johnny’s right hand is on the beer bottle. His hand goes from holding the lower part of the bottle in a front view to having his hand on top of the bottle in the very next back/side view. He’s holding the lower part of the bottle again when it cuts back to the front.

∙ Gary and Lupus go to a dance club after Gary gets kicked off the bowling team. The two are sitting together talking. In a right side view, when Lupus is talking about “e-mailing”, his hands are in front of him, moving while he’s talking. It then cuts to a front view and Lupus’ left arm is over the edge of the chair and not moving.

∙ When Brooke asks Mike if he’s ready to go, he asks if he and Gary can finish the game. In the right side view of him, Mike’s arms are apart and his left arm is elevated. It immediately cuts to a front view of him and Gary on the sofa and Mike’s arms are now folded.

“The Break-Up” (2006) stars Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, Joey Lauren Adams, Cole Hauser, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman, Judy Davis, and Justin Long. It runs 106 minutes and is rated PG-13 for sexual content, some nudity and language.

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