The Break-Up

Synopsis: …Pick A Side.

Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston star in the charming and unpredictable comedy The Break-Up. After two years together, Gary and Brooke’s relationship seems to have taken a comical wrong turn on the way to happily ever after. Now the break-up is on, the lines have been drawn, and their honest feelings for each other are coming out. Get ready for an all-out war of the exes in this fun date movie that’s hilarious and heartfelt.
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The Break-Up 7.5

I’m neither a fan of Vince Vaughn or Jennifer Aniston – personally, I think that they’re seriously over-rated and over-exposed. However, I am a bit of a fan of Peyton Reed – having enjoyed his movies ‘Bring it On’ and ‘Down with Love’. So, based on the goodwill that he’s inspired, I decided to try this film.

I was not disappointed. While I still feel tepid about the lead actors, the overall story is quite alright and it avoids a lot of the clichés of conventional relationship stories. Sure, it’s more of a dramedy than a comedy – it is, after all, about a couple that breaks up, and one should hardly be surprised that it’s not a laugh a minute. But it does provide a few bits of hilarity along the way (mostly courtesy of Jon Favreau!) and it mostly mixes very well with the seriousness of the rest of the film – all the while, in the process, providing some credible tips on what not to do in a long-term relationship.

I’ve seen better. But I’ve also seen much worse. It’s a pretty decent film and I can’t really say that I’m for or against it; I simply won’t pick a side on ‘The Break-Up’.

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