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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)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. Reviewed by: M. E. Russell
    83
    This could be the year's smartest romantic comedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    63
    Has something many movies don't these days: interesting and attractive people talking to each other.
  3. 63
    Isn't exactly a good movie, but it turns out not to be bad, either. It's a romantic comedy that strains to be screwball but at least is likable.
  4. The hard-sell comic delivery one expects from contemporary date movies is pleasantly tempered here.
  5. Reviewed by: Karen Heller
    50
    The cast, headed by the divine Jamie Foxx, is better than the material. Director Daniel Taplitz is better than the material.
  6. 40
    It's nobody’s idea of a classic comedy, but in its own inoffensive and eager-to-please way it's a pleasant enough way to spend 90 minutes ogling the lustrous Ms. Union and Mr. Foxx's equally and endlessly fascinating volcanic coif.
  7. The freshest thing about Breakin' All the Rules is its dropped "g.''

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