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It’s not a comedy.
114 out of 192 people (59%) think this is worth consuming…
When my boyfriend saw this during a flight he came home pretty upset. Said he didn’t want us to end up like that and kept babbling about lemons and not showing he cared enough – I thought it was just jetlag talking and assured him nothing was wrong.
We’ve broken up for years now, but I’ve always been a bit curious about this movie and finally ended up watching it today. Ouch. That first scene in the condo (indeed the lemons) could have been us when we were together. Okay, the exaggerated version of us (he wasn’t that much of a slob and I wasn’t that much of a control freak). We even somewhat look like the two main characters (somewhat!). So watching this was a bit painful. One thing was missing for me though, Brooke could have done with a friend who would point out her shortcomings too. The movie made it seem that the break-up was all his fault, and break-ups rarely are.
This movie was absolutely horrible. I forced myself to watch it on a long plane ride and cringed the whole time (despite this, the ending actually did redeem it…a little). Still, very little chemistry between the two main characters, and they aren’t even very likable at all. Aside from that, Jennifer Anisten’s character just gives women a horrible name. It was embarrassing.
So we recieved this movie from netflix and watched it on Friday night. It made us laugh pretty hard during parts of it… the table singing scene was a crack up… and of course their big ol argument was hilarious because it was so true to the genders…
overall a pretty good show. I give it 3 stars.
What did you think?
Last night I went to Meg’s house and watched The Break-Up.
I’m not really quite sure what to say about it. I guess I’m a little bit sick of sit-coms that feature slobby, unattractive men with attractive, educated women, and I was worried that this would be more of the same. And it nearly is. I mean, you have to wonder exactly how it was that they got together in the first place. What did she see in him? However, the ending does redeem things a little bit. The way the film gets to the ending is not particularly well executed, though. Not a complete flop, as it doesn’t completely offend my feminist ideals, but far from perfect.
Cross posted on What Katie Did.
I don’t understand how people didnt like this.
I guess you either love it or hate it.
watching this with the whole “table singing” scene
I was dying of laughter :D
Augh, this movie was awful. Painful to watch. VV and JA have so little on-screen chemistry its amazing they got together in real life.
The ads for this movie promoted it as some kind of wacky screwball comedy where both people realize they have faults and quirks and whatnot. In reality, it was all about what an absolute boar VV’s character was and how he needed a complete makeover, both physicallly and personality-wise. And JA’s character, though understandably irritated by the somewhat sudden discovery that she has fallen in with a complete idiot, was somewhat unreal. “I want you to WANT to do the dishes”???!?!? I mean, I get what she is trying to say, but who in their right mind ever wants to do the dishes?
Glad that I spent no money to watch this one.