The Break-Up Reviews

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July 22, 2006
This is that branch of the romantic comedy known as 'a relationship movie', but generally short on witty lines and amusing incidents.
July 20, 2006
Sharp dialogue and detailed observations make it a good deal funnier than you might expect.
July 1, 2006
Like the story of many broken down relationships: despite the initial attraction, you're left feeling cheated.
June 22, 2006
It's not a good sign when a movie is called The Break-Up and you can't wait for the couple to split so they'll get some relief from one another, and give the audience some relief from them.
June 21, 2006
One seemingly terminal problem with the casting of Ms. Aniston and Mr. Vaughn is that neither of their careers has featured characters who excelled at one-to-one relationships with the opposite sex.
June 5, 2006
Vince Vaughn kills me. Jennifer Aniston, I think, is underrated as a film actress.
June 2, 2006
The movie offers nothing funny, just a series of sour situations.
June 2, 2006
The Break-Up, a grim excuse for a romantic comedy, is basically an hour and 45 minutes spent in the company of two unpleasant people during a miserable time in their lives.
June 2, 2006
There's no reason not to see The Break-Up, but there's also no reason, assuming the date is going well, not to skip it and order dessert.
June 2, 2006
It's the most interesting spin on domestic strife since Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner were hurling dishes at each other in The War of the Roses.
June 2, 2006
In short, The Break-Up is too accurate to be light-hearted, too light and flippant to be really romantic.
June 2, 2006
A romantic comedy that's short on both romance and comedy.
June 2, 2006
With a movie unwilling to go for the jugular, it's more like the dismal The Story of Us than The War of the Roses.
June 2, 2006
I don't know if The Break-Up qualifies as a date movie. But it will serve as a cautionary tale for couples falling in love.
June 2, 2006
Listening to people bicker for almost two hours wears thin, especially when the comedy is never quite so funny as you had hoped it would be.
June 2, 2006
It might not be the frosted lemon tart that's been advertised for months, but it is solid, satisfying fare -- flecked with humor, grounded in pain.
June 2, 2006
The Break-Up goes badly wrong. Although possessed of a laudable desire not to be yet another run-of-the-mill, wacky-impediment -- damned if the picture can figure out how to be an anti-romance comedy.
June 2, 2006
As an off-beat anatomy of a troubled couple, the film almost succeeds. As summer movie fun well, it's not.
June 2, 2006
If you really feel the need to be bullied and insulted, just call up your HMO provider or reserve a table at an expensive restaurant.
June 2, 2006
It doesn't work as a revealing look at relationships or as a consistently funny comedy about the war between the sexes.
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