The Break-Up details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||John Michael Higgins, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Joey Lauren Adams, Cole Hauser, Jennifer Aniston, Ann-Margret, Ann-Ma, Jason Bateman, Vincent D'Onofrio, Judy Davis, Judy Davis|
|Collections:||100 Feisty Females, 100 Rom-Coms, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||1 hour 42 minutes|
|Rental release:||07 Feb 2011|
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Not your usual Rom Com! A must see!By a customer from North London , 22 Jul 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]This is NOT your typical rom com, and anyone that says this movie is a waste of time completely missed the point of the film!One of the better films Aniston has starred in (and I am NOT saying this because of her infamous naked scene)which says alot because besides 'Friends' Aniston hasn't really done any outstanding or even memorable films.The film touches subtly on the dynamics between male /female relationships and the problems that ensue. I liked the end, it wasn't your usual happy- ever-after-typical-Hollywood-ending. It made a very distinctive point: sometimes a man can have a great thing going with a woman, but he doesn't realise it at the time, when he finally does come around to appreciating what he had, he has lost it and her for good!A film you can really get your teeth into, although I think it's the kind of film the girls could go and see: there's a few laughs and tears along the way. Well worth seeing!
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A painful waste of time - avoidBy BarnsleyFan (10 reviews) from Newmarket, Suffolk , 28 Feb 2010Right - first off, this is billed as 'romantic comedy'. Let me set this straight. It isn't romantic, and it isn't funny. If you sincerely enjoy watching a couple argue - this is the film for you. I didn't laugh once - it's all too predictable. Some other reviewer from North London has suggested that there are tears and laughs along the way - hell no! This film does not solicit any emotional involvement from the viewer. The characters are two dimensional and painfully thin. I didn't feel like laughing at any time, and to be honest, I couldn't begin to care enough to raise a tear. There is nothing original here. Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus etc etc etc. He wants a pool table and to play his video games, she wants him to want to do something for her. YAWN. She walks through the house naked to show him what he's missing. He has a strip poker party with his mates and a load of hot women. You get the idea. Somehow the fun gets sucked out of the whole thing because it's just a bad romantic drama, it takes itself far too seriously. Get 'War of the Roses' instead - it works on the same idea, but honestly, it will make you laugh because it's funnier, sexier, and has a better cast. It has stood the test of time, which by the way, this film ('The Break-Up') won't (it really won't - it's incredibly forgettable). If you like Vince Vaughn (and generally I find him entertaining) get 'The Wedding Crashers', 'Dodge Ball', or 'Old School'. If you like Jennifer Aniston you've been watching too much 'Friends' and you've never seen her on the big screen. She's Hollywood cryptonite.
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Funny and cleverBy Billypinky (45 reviews) from London , 28 Feb 2010One of the few romcom/chick flicks that doesn't treat the audience like idiots. Jennifer Aniston character isn't some dumb blonde and Vince Vaughn character doesn't fart at every opportunity. It a breath of fresh air not to be shown another blue collar guy acting like a total baboon. Watching this couples relationship unraveling is a bitter sweet tale so don't be expecting slapstick.
The Break UpBy ToastedSesame (13 reviews) from West London , 05 Feb 2010I rented this because I'd seen the first hour on tv so many times but never got to see how it panned out and ended. Am pleased I rented it and it wasn't as predictable as one would've thought. Very good film.
Waste of rentalBy a customer from Edinburgh , 28 Jan 2010
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideWhy did I rent this film? It started entertainingly enough, with Gary charming Brooke, and their relationship getting off to a storming start. Then they argue... and their relationship falls apart. Their friends and family watch and try to help, but they seemed doomed to failure. You keep waiting for them to have some flash of realisation and suddenly make up - until the 'six months later' final scene when they're with new other halves. So what is entertaining about that, that this deserves to be a Rom-Com?
If you like analysing relationship breakdowns, you may find this interesting. However, if you're looking for a Happy Ever After, look elsewhere!
What a pile of RubbishBy a customer from Redhill , 22 Jan 2010Jennifer and Vince have been much better than this. Unfortunately he had the emotioinal range of his character in Dodgeball, and she was as one dimensional as Rachel in Friends.