Breakin' All the Rules

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  • Summary: In this comedy of errors, a man (Foxx), who is unceremoniously dumped by his fiancée pens a "how to" book on breaking up and becomes a best-selling author on the subject. (Screen Gems)


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  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. This could be the year's smartest romantic comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Has something many movies don't these days: interesting and attractive people talking to each other.
  3. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    Designed to be a date movie, Rules could have stronger male appeal than many comedies of its ilk.
  4. The cast, headed by the divine Jamie Foxx, is better than the material. Director Daniel Taplitz is better than the material.
  5. The actor's (Jamie Foxx) deft touch lends the flighty story of mistaken identities and romantic mix-ups among mostly African-American characters in Los Angeles the kind of saucy bounce that Cary Grant lent to similar roles six decades ago.
  6. 40
    Written and directed by Daniel Taplitz, Breakin' has a hard time building up steam and an even harder time distinguishing itself from any number of UPN sitcoms.
  7. The freshest thing about Breakin' All the Rules is its dropped "g.''

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