Becky and I went to see The Break-Up last week and I’m finally getting around to writing the movie review. The Fandango Website at The Break-Up describes the movie as follows:
“The Break-Up starts where most romantic comedies end: after boy and girl have met, fallen in love, moved in to start their happily-ever-after…and right when they wind up driving each other crazy. Pushed to the breaking-up point after their latest “why can’t you do this one little thing for me?” argument, art dealer Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) calls it quits with her boyfriend, Gary (Vince Vaughn), who hosts bus tours of Chicago. What follows is a series of remedies and underminings suggested by the former couple’s friends, confidantes and the occasional total stranger. When neither ex is willing to move out of the condo they used to share, the only solution is to continue living as hostile roommates until somebody caves. But somewhere between protesting the pool table in the living room, and the sports played at sleep-killing volume in the middle of night, Brooke begins to realize that what she may be really fighting for isn’t so much the place but the person.”
The Break-Up had a definite breakdown. Becky and I were both looking forward to seeing this film based on the Previews and pretty funny commercials.
Unfortunately the film didn’t live up to our expectations. So, if you decide to see it just don’t set your expectations as high as we did and you might like it more than we did, but I doubt it.
The movie starts out pretty funny with Vince’s character true to his zany sense of humor, but before long it turns into a pretty heavy drama. “There’s no crying in baseball” and we didn’t go to The Break-Up to see Jennifer Aniston crying either. Maybe if they would have played it on TNT first we would have known that it was a Drama.
Well, maybe it isn’t even a drama. It’s really a movie about a couple that decides they want to break-up over some lemons for a centerpiece and the failure for the guy to want to be happy about doing dishes. Once that happens all hell breaks loose and there is plenty of screaming, yelling, crying and making all of their friends, along with the audience, feel really uncomfortable.
Don’t pay $9 for that experience, just look for re-runs of Jerry Springer or that Dr. Phil guy has some weird people on his show too. Probably a better ending too because the ending in this film is terrible. I threw my hands up in the air at the ending of the movie and felt the frustration of George Costanza on an episode of Seinfeld .
Becky and I differed just slightly on this one, but we both would recommend skipping the trip to the theater.
John – * Don’t Bother
Becky – ** Rental _________________________________________________________________________
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