5 Movie Break Ups That Turned From Bad To Terrible

Friday, August 10 by Steve Silverman

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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)

 

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	Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas) is stuck in New York on business. He has made the acquaintance of intriguing Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) and the circumstances of being on his own in the city gives Dan the urge to have a fling with Alex. They have a great time together but Dan has no interest in uprooting his life and staying with Alex. She does not take kindly to his indifference and lets him know she will not be trifled with for any reason. She refuses to take “no” for an answer and makes life miserable for Dan and his family. It ends very badly for Alex, but it’s clear that Dan’s marriage to Beth (Anne Archer) will never be the same.</p>
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	<strong>What Happens in Vegas (2008)</strong></p>
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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)

 

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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)

 

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	Nick Parsons (Bruce Greenwood) is married to Libby (Ashley Judd) and is none too happy about it. However, instead of merely divorcing her, he decides to make it look as if his wife killed him. She ends up spending six years in prison even though he is still alive. Libby figures out how to get her revenge.</p>
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	<strong>The War of the Roses (1989)</strong></p>
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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.

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