There’s nothing like a good breakup to get your attention. Whether it’s in the movies, television or real life, when you learn of a breakup, you want to know the details. Who initiated the breakup? What was the reason? What was the reaction? Sometimes breakups don’t go so well and the reactions can be a bit over the top or the circumstances can be devastating. Here are 5 movie breakups that went from bad to worse.
Fatal Attraction (1987)
Mason (Jason Sudeikis) comes to Joy’s (Cameron Diaz) apartment to break up with her. She has no idea this is coming and she has invited all of Mason’s friends and family over to her apartment to celebrate his birthday with a surprise party. Unfortunately for Joy, they all hear his breakup speech and she is mortified. By the end of the movie, Joy’s best friend Tipper (Lake Bell) makes sure Mason gets what is coming to him with a memorable end-of-the-movie greeting.
Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)
You can question why Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) got involved with Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) in the first place, but she didn’t deserve the treatment she got when she went to surprise him while wearing a Playboy bunny suit and found him in the altogether while having his way with another woman.
Double Jeopardy (1999)
This is about as bad as a breakup can get. Oliver Rose (Michael Douglas) is a high-powered lawyer married to culinary artist Barbara Rose (Kathleen Turner). While the relationship is wonderful at the start, Barbara develops a flat-out hatred for her husband. The breakup does not go smoothly and the two decide to battle over everything, including their mansion. There are no winners in this horrible breakup and the inability to compromise proves to be the Roses’ undoing.