Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Anniston, Jon Favreau, Peter Billingsley,
Joey Lauren Adams, Vincent D' Onofrio and oh so many others...
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Retro-Vince Vaughn Interview
speaking? The Break-Up is brutally honest and often
hilarious, in a winking stinging way. Well written and superbly
driven by a warm and talented cast, The Break-Up is
ultimately a big budget indy film – and not a slapstick
broad comedy as the ads would have you think...
wonder Ms. Jennifer Anniston and Vince Vaughn became un par
en amor - their chemistry, and timing is superb.
Gary (Vince Vaughn) and Brooke (Jennifer Anniston) have come to a crossroads
in their two year old relationship. The two are well past the rabid
rhesus monkey sex section of their union, and have moved into the flatter-free
flannels and football watching pins and needles chapter where continual
cacophony fills the faux finished abode and verbal swashbuckling, with
a pinch of emotional warfare blossoms within the routine, until its
too late for make up sex and a tall stack of pancakes in the morn.
awkward journey of the disintegrating duo begins. These two
own property together…and neither is too interested in
the equity growth. It’s gonna get bumpy.
is very funny. It’s also – at times – hard to watch
as two people so right, go so wrong, and sabotage each other, and sadly
drift away. If it were not for a heavy handed helping of humor delivered
by a continually smile inducing cast, one may have a post viewing cry
deep into a designer bottle of vodka in recalling their own break-up.
of you into Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn’s short hand ballet of
banter ala Swingers, Made and so forth, will be tickled to
tears, as Fav and Double V do what they do. In fact the nouveau Hollywood
sweetheart Vaughn seems to have invited many of the old “gang”
to enjoy in the spoils of stardom! Bravo. Ya know this tall slice-o-manyum
is a BluntReview.com fave since his killer cowboy show in Clay
Pigeons. Speaking of faves…Vincent D’ Onofrio shows
as “Gary’s” brother, in another of his wildly entertaining
character creations. And Judy Davis serves up an urban foo-foo ice queen
for your giggle gland.
Anniston, ever bubbly, is wonderful. She really seems to radiate
here. Her acting post 'Friends' is simply getting richer each
time she shows, or perhaps I find her less annoying without
the perky laugh-tracked posse. Plus Ms. A. apparently has a
great sense of humor…here her wink-n-homage to her uncle,
“Kojack,” is extremely brave on many levels.
I have a whole new respect for her.
Bottom line? The
Break-Up is very funny, very well written and unexpectedly mature –
but because it is so truthful, it gets – frankly – hard
to watch, and seems a bit long in-the-tooth, but that’s probably
because it starts off so rip roaringly funny with signature Vaughnisms
flying. But, then "Gary and Brooke" start to break up and
you’re there through it – and it seems to halt to real-time.
That being said, there’s a helluva list of worse ways to bide
the balmy eve away then watching a sixty-foot Vince Vaughn parading
about in Technicolor. Yes indeedy.
Bobchka’s drachena and pierogi, mit sour creme und Vaughnka