The Break-Up (DVD, 2006, Widescreen Edition)
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Rolling Stone - Peter Travers (06/15/2006)
Los Angeles Times - Carina Chocano (06/02/2006)
Total Film - Matthew Leyland (08/01/2006)
Premiere - Rachel Clarke (11/01/2006)
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- littlecelticgir...Oct 17, 2006by
Funny bitter sweet movie!!!!!
I am a huge fan of Vince Vaughn - particularly when he lends his talents to comedy!!! So this movie was a fun, and entertaining watch for me in one respect, but in another, oddly uncomfortable!!
The Premise of this plot centers around a couple - Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Anniston whose relationship is fizzling out!! Only they share a nifty Condo which neither party is prepared to lose -so rather than move out; the live together while the relationship goes downhill and the fighting gets more bitter by the day!! But at the same time, there is that slight spark - though it is up to the couple to figure out whether that is for their relationship or their beloved Condo!!!
This is so silly....fully of petty arguing that I am sure we are all guilty of every now and then...and I am sure that we would see it as funny too could we replay it, though we would never admit it...so watching arguments over the silliest of things, will spark a fire of recognition and guilty pleasure in us all!!
However, there are some more emotional scenes embedded within this farce!! And at times it gets a bit much, to the pint of being uncomfortable - if you have ever been out in public and seen a couple involved in an arguement, you feel like you should walk faster to get out of their way - like this is a personal thing then you don't want to see - and this movie can feel like that, to the point where you might get fed up and drained...the comedy is the saving grace in that respect!
At just over 100 minutes, it is a short, bittersweet but funny comedy with an all star cast which also includes Jon Favreau - Vaughn partner from Swingers, Jason Bateman and Joey Lauren Adams!!! It was entertaining but a once only deal!Read full review
- comicbookscircu...Jun 6, 2007by
Somber Comedy Film....
... So glad we didn't catch this at the theaters!
The movie was too mean, too hard, and the ending was flat.
HOWEVER, the DVD has the ALTERNATE ENDING, and ALL the DELETED SCENES had the funny stuff you would think would be in a comedy !!!
Definitely worth renting this movie just for the BONUS FEATURES!
The Tone Rangers were used in the alternate ending, and there is a bonus feature on them.
Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston were good in the film, but the film itself just was not what we were expecting it to be.
Again, even if you have seen this movie in the theater, check out the DVD for the ALTERNATE ENDING and the BONUS FEATURES!! Well worth the rental to have better satisifaction on the movie!
- pearl_fashion_t...Oct 27, 2006by
Not Aniston's BEST - But pretty good
I like Jennifer Aniston, but that isn't why I give it 4 stars. :)
I really thought this movie was pretty good. It's not as good as Derailed, but I still stayed very interested throughout.
From the beginning, I was convinced that they were a couple totally in love, and I really came to care for these characters.
What happens is, she breaks up with him, he reacts harshly, and although they really still are in love, they continue this ongoing fight out of pride...(neither person wants to be the one to swallow thier pride.)
May I add that through all of this, they continue to live together in the condo they purchased together...neither can afford to live on thier own, so they continue living together...and fighting together.
Vince Vaughn appears to be the uncaring one, and when his buddy points this out to him, he honestly tries to make a change, then Jennifer Aniston....turns him away !!! THIS upset me, I really thought they were going to get back together, and was very dissapointed that they didn't.
At the ending however, we ARE left thinking that maybe they will reunite
I really did like the acting, and as I said, I like Jennifer Aniston, so maybe I was a little less critical toward the movie.
I really honestly thought it was entertaining.Read full review
- reeny112709Jun 14, 2011by
Awsome couples movie!!!!!!!
Its a hilarious and heartfelt comedy that really does give you the ups and downs in a relationship gone sour. Jennifer Aniston really breaks out the emotional barriers and really puts Vince Vaughn to the test in this pride over love game. Totally love this flick and recommend it highly to others.
- maneater2000Nov 26, 2008by
Insanely true to life....
... at least my life, first marriage that is. These two people did not communicate their expectations of partnership before marriage or during marriage. And so the break down - up begins. When it's all said and done misunderstanding and pain builds the wall. Give it time though - two people can mature, find each other again and...?