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Movie Breakups: A Montage (VIDEO)

First Posted: 02/14/2012 5:26 pm Updated: 02/15/2012 1:52 am

Breakups on the big screen don't differ much from those in real life. The dumper usually starts off gently, easing into the bad news with four simple words: "We need to talk."

But it's the dumpees' larger-than-life reactions on screen that set these splits apart. After all, how many breakups end with well-aimed punches and dramatic screaming?

Watch New York magazine's Vulture video to see the big screen's best breakup scenes, from the most anguished ("Brokeback Mountain") to the most iconic ("Gone With The Wind") to the funniest ("Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby").

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Filed by Brittany Wong  |