Our pick of the best break-up revenge scenes in film



Seduced by dreams of making it big, song-writer Gretta (Keira Knightley) and her singer boyfriend Dave (Adam Levine) move to New York to pursue their passion for music. However, when Dave rejects her for the fame and fortune of a big solo contract, Gretta finds herself alone and far from home.


Seeking comfort in the arms of dear friend Steve (James Corden), Gretta and Steve end up drinking spirits in his apartment before deciding to drunk-dial Dave. With Steve on keyboard and Gretta singing down the phone and playing guitar, her voicemail makes Dave realise that he made a huge mistake in letting her go.


To celebrate Begin Again being released on DVD and Blu-ray this November, we've picked our top 5 break-up revenge scenes found in film...




1. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

In arguably the most well-known "break-up revenge" movie, Peter (Jason Segel) takes a trip to Hawaii to deal with his recent break-up with his TV star girlfriend. However, unbeknownst to him, Sarah (Kristen Bell) – the ex –, is travelling to the same resort... with her new boyfriend.






2. Kill Bill (2003)

Uma Thurman – "The Bride" – awakens from a four year coma, and discovers her lover's baby that she was carrying in her womb, has gone. To get revenge, she must wreak vengeance on the team of assassins that she was once a part of.






3. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

When Joel (Jim Carrey) discovers that his girlfriend (Kate Winslet) had him removed from her memories, he is naturally heartbroken, and his memories of her begin to haunt him. To get over his memories of their relationship, he undergoes the same procedure, but it is only when both realise what they have lost that they begin to discover each other again.






4. War of the Roses (1989)

As tensions rise between a couple who have it all (Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner), a divorce lawyer (Danny DeVito) recalls how far each of them will go to get rid of the other. With a nice house full of shared possessions, the bitter divorce turns into a battle beyond anyone's control.






5. The Break-Up (2006)

In a bid to make her immature boyfriend (Vince Vaughan) appreciate her more, Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) breaks it off. With neither willing to leave their luxurious condo, a furious battle of the sexes ensues.





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