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Breakin' All the Rules [Special Edition] [DVD] [2004]

Release Date:10/12/2004
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

    • 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"
    • Closed Captioned


    Breakin' All the Rules
    A man who writes the book on ending a romance runs into rough sledding while starting a new one in this comedy. Quincy (Jamie Foxx) is a magazine editor whose life takes an unexpected turn for the worse when his fiancée, Helen (Bianca Lawson), decides to give him some interesting news at their engagement party -- she's breaking up with him. A few days later, Quincy's boss, Phillip (Peter MacNicol), gives him the task of cutting manpower in his department by 15 percent; too emotionally beaten to fire anyone, Quincy responds by quitting his job. Deeply depressed, Quincy begins writing a letter to Helen to explain his feelings, but as he analyses his emotions, his notes take a different turn, and Quincy decides to write a book about how to painlessly break up with someone. The book becomes a smash best-seller, and Quincy's friends begin turning to him for advice on the subject of getting out of relations. Quincy's cousin Evan (Morris Chestnut) is eager to call things off with his girlfriend, Nicky (Gabrielle Union), and asks him to do the dirty work for him; however, Evan begins to have second thoughts when he discovers Quincy has fallen for her. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Jamie Foxx
      Jamie Foxx - Watson, Quincy
    • Gabrielle Union
      Gabrielle Union - Callas, Nicky
    • Morris Chestnut
      Morris Chestnut - Evan Fields
    • Peter MacNicol
      Peter MacNicol - Philip Gascon
    • Jennifer Esposito
      Jennifer Esposito - Rita Monroe

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