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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… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 31%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"... this is basically just a sitcom."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A cleverly concocted hybrid of conventional romantic comedy and mistaken-identity farce."
‑ Joe Leydon, Variety
"Not much worth seeing in this mess of a movie."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"it's all very silly and highly unbelievable, but the five main leads are all having a good time."
‑ Sean McBride, Sean the Movie Guy
"Breakin' All the Rules doesn't break any rules at all. It's just a by-the-numbers romantic comedy."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
"No movie this stupid should need a plot synopsis this complicated."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"If the movie were 10 minutes longer, the mix-ups might grind viewers down, but director Daniel Taplitz knows how to juggle the subplots he's given."
‑ Mike Clark, USA Today
"...may be fluff, but it is patient, character-driven fluff."
‑ Uri Lessing,
"With a little more polish, Daniel Taplitz's quick-witted romantic comedy might have lived happily ever after."
‑ Thomas Delapa, Boulder Weekly
"...the comedy never tried to stretch beyond being common."
‑ Tony Toscano, Talking Pictures (U.S.)
"A movie that sags and drags under the weight of poor pacing, execrable writing and largely unlikable characters, including a leading man viewers can never really warm up to."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"In many ways a throwback to the era of Doris Day and Jack Lemmon movies."
‑ Susan Walker, Toronto Star
"Digresses into that hazy zone where we're not sure if we're watching overwrought drama or a joke that just isn't funny."
‑ Mark Collette, Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
"A good cast tries to rescue a bad script."
‑ Vince Koehler, Entertainment Spectrum
"Everybody involved in Breakin' All the Rules -- especially the audience -- deserves something more than this tedious excuse for a movie."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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