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:||25 Oct 2010|
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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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Great movie for couplesBy EdiHalse (2 reviews) , 14 Mar 2013Could relate to every second of the film! Very easy going not too heavy and great to watch with your partner.
Standard FayreBy orangeboy (63 reviews) from Cardiff , 10 Sep 2012This is as middle of the road in film making as it gets. Its vanilla; its 5 out of 10; its water; its white. i. e reliable, inoffensive and somewhat predictable. But it won't stand out from the crowd either (unless you just want to see Jennifer Aniston's bare backside).
Take a basic plot, one which many people can identify which, get a few 'stars' in it and Bob's your uncle. Studio will probably double its money (as it did with this) and the audience gets what it expects.
That said, whilst I didn't feel cheated, I didn't get much from it either. Vince Vaughn is always a good bet to even things up for the blokes (gets men more willing to watch these sort of chick flicks with their other half. Mind you, so will Jennifer Aniston).
The cast do what is asked and look like they are having fun. It doesn't feel a long film (there are plenty at 90 mins that seem interminable) and so if you are having a quiet evening in and your relationship isn't on shaky ground already then you could do worse than this.
WARNING: This is NOT a romantic comedyBy TheWatchman (745 reviews) from Suburbia , 26 Mar 2012Some actors get typecast pretty quickly. I think its fair to say that Jenifer Aniston is one. She readily plays the loveable, kooky happy-go-lucky characters in a will they/wont they romantic relationship (and lets face it they always do).
I dont normally watch romantic comedies. I find them predictable and identical (and rarely are any of them worthy of the comedy half of their labelled genre). I was curious about The Break Up because I heard it didnt subscribe to romantic comedies formula. And theres a very good reason for this that is because its NOT a romantic comedy.
Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn get together in the opening montage and break up about fifteen minutes into the film. I knew this before I watched it. Therefore, what I expected, was roughly another seventy-five minutes of laughs as the two central protagonists make each others lives hell.
However, what I got was simply two people being nasty to each other. Sadly, this is probably a lot more realistic than most rom-coms, and, upon watching it, I think Id rather stick with the fantasy of boy meets girl and they live happily ever after.
The bottom line is that this film is more of a drama than a comedy the jokes are few and far between. The scripted arguments may be accurate, but theyre not that nice to keep watching. Its quite sexist too. Jenifer Aniston may be a bit uptight, but Vince Vaughn is a berk. The hardest thing to imagine is these two characters getting together in the first place and staying together long enough to even buy a house, let alone fight over who should keep it once theyve split.
Bottom line yes, its more real than a romantic comedy, yet it has less comedic elements than even the most unfunny romantic comedy. It certainly doesnt stick to the rom-com genre. For the first time in my life I find myself saying Pity.
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Good film but a tad depressing!By a customer , 07 Oct 2011
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideA sucker for Rom Coms, I actually didn't enjoy this as much as I had hoped! I love Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughan so this should have been the perfect recipe right?!
It's cute and nicely done, but maybe it's just the focus on the failures within the relationship which left me feeling a little unsatisfied. It kinda lends itself to depressing it's viewers! And although they both learn from their mistakes, we're not left with the fluffy warm feeling that those lessons were learned to save their relationship...maybe, maybe not!...Rom Coms should ALWAYS end with the predictable Disney-esque happy ending!!
Nice movieBy XOXOJ (3 reviews) , 24 Sep 2011It's a nice movie. Quite sad actually. Brought me to tears.
Somehow I wish it doesn't end that way. Jennifer's character's a little childish, from a girl's point of view, I just don't know why. But the acting's great. Good performance though.