Breakin All the Rules

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2

Content: -1 1/2

In this romantic comedy, Quincy (Jamie Foxx) is an editor with a publishing company that is downsizing. He is given the job of researching how to fire people with out any serious consequences, e.g., employees going postal. At about this time, his girlfriend breaks up with him. As a result of his research, he realizes how poorly she broke the news to him and finds himself writing a book on how to break up. His book is a big hit, and people come to him for advice in their relationships. First its his cousin, and then its his boss. While helping his cousin, his cousin begins to fall for Quincys girlfriend. The bosss girlfriend begins a relationship with the cousin, and the cousin wants to get back with his old girlfriend. And then you guessed it Quincys ex-girlfriend wants to get back with him. Its not long before things get out of hand. Also staring Morris Chestnut, Jennifer Esposito, Peter MacNicol and Gabrielle Union.

The main theme of this film is how to get the upper hand in your relationships. If you have the slightest inkling that your partner is going to break up with you, then you should do it to them before they get the chance to do it to you. In a discussion on love, the statement is made, Love does not care about honesty. It only cares about itself. That certainly is not biblical love. In the end, love is recognized as caring about another more than caring about yourself. Issues of faithfulness and honesty are addressed, but no strong positive message is given. There are several instances in which sex is implied but not shown, and Breakin All the Rule has some bad language and sexual dialog, which is the primary reason it does not get a recommendation from Preview.

Preview Reviewer: Alan Boyer
Sony Pictures

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Many (20) times mild (hell 3, damn 2); moderate (tits 2); strong (ass 13)

Obscene Language: Few (2) times moderate (screw 1); strong (dick 1)

Profanity: Few (3) times moderate (MG 2, G 1)

Violence: Few times mild (man slaps another man in face two separate times, man runs into a wall at full speed)

Sex: Few times mild (three incidents of implied sex with nothing shown)

Nudity: Few times mild (man seen in underwear briefly, women seen in underwear or in a bikini top); moderate (man is briefly seen sitting nude from the rear)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few moderate (woman makes a statement about sitting with man and holding his d_ck)

Drugs: Several times mild (alcohol and some brief use of tobacco)

Other: None

Running Time: 85 minutes
Intended Audience: Teens and Adults

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