Movie: The Break-Up
Director: Peyton Reed
Writer(s): Jeremy Garelick and Jay Lavender
Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, and Jon Favreau
In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a couple’s break-up proceeds to get uglier and nastier by the moment.
In Chicago, the art dealer Brooke Meyers feels not appreciated and neglected by her immature boyfriend Gary Grobowski, who is partner with his two brothers in a tourism business, and decides to break-up with him to make Gary miss her. Gary misunderstands her true intention, both follow the wrong advice of family members and friends, beginning a war of sexes with no winner.
Overall: ★★★★ (4)
My 2 Cents:
The Break-Up isn’t the romantic comedy I was expecting… It wasn’t all laughs. It wasn’t the funny side of breaking up. It was a relationship drama with all the ups and downs of a real-life (on-camera version) relationship.
Sure, there are some laughs in there, but even more there is frustration, desperation, anger, pain, and ultimately heartache. This movie brings to life the ugly side of relationships and the risks you take with your heart when you put your whole self into a relationship and the other person does not.
Vince Vaughn (who I will forever see as Trent Walker in Swingers and Jennifer Aniston (Rachel Green from Friends) deliver a very realistic and unexpectedly touching performance. If you haven’t watched it yet, I encourage you to take the time and watch it with an open mind.
Have you seen The Break-Up yet? If so, what did you think? Comment below and let me know.