The Break-Up

The Break-Up

The Break-Up

Underrated romantic-comedy: an anatomy of a break-up. After Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) calls it quits with Gary (Vince Vaughn), neither is willing to move out of the apartment they share. Taking the advice of their respective friends and confidants, they engage in mental warfare designed to force one another out of the premises.

2006Rating: M, contains sexual references106 minsUSA
ComedyDrama

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Reviews & comments

Too truthful!!

I guess you could say its done well but I hated it! It's too depressing.

2.0

Review

Yeah, not how it is marketed, but is it good?

Put it this way. Its not as dark as Bad Santa, and its not as funny as Wedding Crashers.

Its some where in between, dark in moments (the funniest moments) but then goes all soft and to use a parlance of our time "gay".

I did find it very funny in parts, but i think it kind of...

4.0

Review

I definitely agree with the reviewers when they say the "anti-romantic comedy". It had moments of comedy but few moments of romance however it still was easy to watch.

Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston did a great job and their understated performances were exactly what was needed.

I agree with the sentiements of a fellow reviewer...

3.0
Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Vaughn and Favreau are so money, just like they were in 'Swingers'...

2.0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

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Gradually reveals itself to be a rather realistically dismal portrait of a man and woman's universal shortcomings in communication...

2.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

For a film billed as a romantic comedy, The Break-Up has a surprising lack of either...

2.0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

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Has a sharp edge and a granite center. Often laugh-out-loud funny, but the hurt that comes with it feels very real, its emotional integrity is unusual in the genre...

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

After a promisingly quirky start, 'Break-Up' suffers a major breakdown from which it never recovers...

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

Vaughn and Favreau are so money, just like they were in 'Swingers'...

2.0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

Gradually reveals itself to be a rather realistically dismal portrait of a man and woman's universal shortcomings in communication...

2.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

For a film billed as a romantic comedy, The Break-Up has a surprising lack of either...

2.0
New York Daily News

New York Daily News

press

Has a sharp edge and a granite center. Often laugh-out-loud funny, but the hurt that comes with it feels very real, its emotional integrity is unusual in the genre...

3.0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

After a promisingly quirky start, 'Break-Up' suffers a major breakdown from which it never recovers...

Too truthful!!

I guess you could say its done well but I hated it! It's too depressing.

2.0

Review

Yeah, not how it is marketed, but is it good?

Put it this way. Its not as dark as Bad Santa, and its not as funny as Wedding Crashers.

Its some where in between, dark in moments (the funniest moments) but then goes all soft and to use a parlance of our time "gay".

I did find it very funny in parts, but i think it kind of...

4.0

Review

I definitely agree with the reviewers when they say the "anti-romantic comedy". It had moments of comedy but few moments of romance however it still was easy to watch.

Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston did a great job and their understated performances were exactly what was needed.

I agree with the sentiements of a fellow reviewer...

3.0