About the film
Release Date: Jul 26, 2018
Director: Jackie van Beek
Actors: Jackie van Beek, Madeline Sami, James RollestonIf breaking up is hard to do, then you need to call on the services of Jen and Mel, The Breaker Upperers; a couple of romance denigrators who have turned ending other people’s relationships into a lucrative enterprise.
Writer-director-stars Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami have created a pitch-perfect piece of comedy with two strong female protagonists gently turning the "buddy film" on its head.
Taika Waititi (Boy, Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor: Ragnarok), lends his weight to this film as executive producer, but its ownership belongs to the leading women. Both van Beek and Sami were in Waititi’s vampire spoof, What We Do in the Shadows (2014), while the talented James Rolleston (Jordan) starred in Waititi's debut film, Boy (2010).
It’s an edgy, outlandish New Zealand comedy that has nothing to do with hobbits.