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The Break Up [Blu-ray] [Region Free]

Vince Vaughn , Jennifer Aniston , Peyton Reed    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, John Michael Higgins, Jason Bateman
  • Directors: Peyton Reed
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Oct 2010
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0041G67YM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 66,597 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



The combined star power of Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers, Swingers) and Jennifer Aniston (Bruce Almighty, The Good Girl) makes The Break-Up a high-profile romantic comedy. Gary (Vaughn) and Brooke (Aniston) find that their brittle relationship may have reached the breaking point--but neither is willing to give up the condo they co-own. As their fighting grows increasingly bitter, neither is sure if they're fighting to get out of the relationship or to save it. The Break-Up is an odd combination of realistic scenes that capture the harsh yet human ways that lovers can hurt each other, and broad comic scenes with a more farcical edge. Both types of scenes are entertaining on their own terms--the movie is never boring--but they don't fully mesh, and as a result it's hard to engage emotionally with either Gary or Brooke. But the sterling supporting cast--including Jon Favreau (Wimbledon), Cole Hauser (The Cave), Joey Lauren Adams (Chasing Amy), John Michael Higgins (A Mighty Wind), Justin Long (Dodgeball), Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Vincent D'Onofrio (Happy Accidents), and the ever-delirious Judy Davis (Husbands and Wives)--give every scene they're in a boost of comic energy. An uneven but enjoyable movie that may suffer from viewers having overly high expectations due to Vaughn and Aniston's celebrity. --Bret Fetzer

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Comedy starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn. When Brooke (Aniston) breaks up with her insensitive boyfriend Gary (Vaughn), neither of them is willing to move out of their apartment. As each of them takes advice from their friends, they decide to start using a series of mind games and strategies to try and force the other to leave, but before long they discover that they might just be fighting to keep their relationship alive. Jon Favreau and Vincent D'Onofrio also star.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Romantic - no; Comedy - no. 13 Aug 2007
If you like your romcom with romance and comedy - don't buy this film.

I don't normally make a review where I don't feel it will make a difference to the star rating compared to the amount of people that have placed a review, but I feel I should warn as many people as I can to save their money for... well anything but this.

I love Jennifer Aniston (and romcoms) don't get me wrong. I also love Vince Vaughn, but the way they marketed this film was very clever. They had all the hype of the off screen romance, they met on the set, they hit it off straight away, he made her laugh at such 'a bad time' - blah, blah, blah. Don't be fooled. This is a slow moving film and the scenes that you know should be funny, don't help because you just want it to be over.

The last few scenes of the film are actually the best, touching, well acted and well thought out. And this is where my two stars comes in. It's just a shame they went for a sprint finish instead of keeping a steady pace.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars mis-marketed and depressing 20 July 2007
I agree with so many others that this was mis-marketed as a comedy. This is not a comedy, it is in fact a really depressing film.
Through the whole film I could not see why these two ever got into a relationship in the first place, or how they ever lasted so long, considering that they were entirely unable to communicate. Even in hindsight, I am not sure what the point of the film was.

I think it was better than "Rumour has it" which was most painfully boring, but I wouldn't recommend it to anybody either.

I do like Jennifer Aniston a lot, and I wish she would be in better movies, where the focus was not on her hair and tan! She deserves better.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Break Up 25 Jun 2013
By Bethany
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Fantastic movie! Such an unpredictable ending! Not my expectation either! I would definetely recommend it for a rom com fan!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 4 Dec 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Loved it always been a Jennifer Aniston fan so I guess a little bit biased but enjoyed this dvd with my family
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good film that's NOT a romcom. 18 Aug 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
It seems to me that many of the reviewers here are judging this film as if they were expecting a romcom and then marking it down on finding it's not. Having read previous reviews here and elsewhere I knew it was not going to be a convential romcom and wasn't sure what to expect. I am a fan of Jennifer Aniston but I'm pleased to be able to say that I was genuinely pleasantly surprised both by her and the film. It tells of how things can go horribly wrong when a relationship breaks down. There are some amusing moments but there are also some uncomfortable and embarrassing ones too. I found all the performances creditable and Aniston handles the more emotional scenes with aplomb. She doesn't just play "Rachel". At the time it came out there was interest due to the fact that Aniston had just broken up with Brad Pitt and went on to have a relationship with Vince Vaughn during and after filming.
If you're an Aniston fan you wont be disappointed and if you're not then it's still worth watching as long as you don't expect a romance with a lot of comedy!
By the way: the Blu-ray version is 5 minutes longer than the DVD version but rather strangely doesn't include the bonus 20 minutes of material that's on the DVD.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars And the point of this film is...? 25 Mar 2007
If you're thinking of renting or buying this film as a 'chick flick' or 'romcom', pause, take a moment, and read on.

To my mind, "The Break Up" doesn't know what it is trying to be or become. No belly laughs a la Bridget Jones. No heart tugging drama a la The War of the Roses ending. In places, this film is mildly amusing but it simply isn't funny. It really isn't dramatic either. It's, well, caught somewhere in the void in between.

It has a promising start i.e. the set piece before the opening credits. But then it deteriorates into unlikely chapters of behaviour. Yes, the arguments may raise a knowing male v female eyebrow, but in context, it doesn't work.

Jennifer Aniston is lovely - fair comment. Vince Vaughan, well, he's chubby and unlikeable. Why on earth is she with him? And, to an extent, what are they doing in this vehicle?

As my wife said afterwards, disappointing, empty and somewhat pointless.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "I want you to help me for a change" 18 Oct 2006
By A Customer
In order to appreciate The Break-Up you really have to suspend disbelief at the reasons why a couple like Gary (Vince Vaughn) and Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) would actually come together in the first place. The film is well acted and fast paced and also entertaining, and it does a generally good job of showing what happens when love turns into a weapon of mutual destruction.

It's just I didn't quite buy the fact that a somewhat educated and cultured girl like Brooke who works as a art-gallery curator and likes going to the ballet would actually see in a working class schlep like Gary, a voluble if considerably doughy charmer who, with his two brothers (Vincent D'Onofrio) and Cole Hauser), runs a guided tourist service in Chicago.

If you can get beyond this strange lapse of logic, The Break-Up is a mostly fun and astute and features the lovely Jennifer and the clever Vince at their snappish best. The story itself is pretty slim: Brook and Gary meet at a Cubs game, fall in love hard, buy a showpiece apartment together and live happily ever after. All this happens in the opening credits.

It doesn't take long, however, for the cracks to appear in the relationship and the fights inevitably start coming. He doesn't buy the right number of lemons for a dinner party she's hosting for their respective families, and then doesn't do the dishes until she nags him to help. She doesn't understand his needs, which is basically relaxing after a hard day on his feet and watching the ball game. So consequently, after a bitter argument, Brooke impulsively puts an end to their relationship.

The big problem is that they both own the apartment together, and over the next couple of weeks things get worse.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for the price.
I love Jennifer Aniston and although this isn't the best film I have seen of hers it isn't all bad. Most people were disappointed by the ending but had they got back together it... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely, paunchy Vince
I love anything with Vince in it and this one is one of my favourites. Greta with friends and a bottle or two.
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I bought this dvd for my soon to be x wife. . her choice not mine, she responded via FB that it is her favourite film. . bit of a backfire. . .but funny.
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4.0 out of 5 stars i thought this wasgood!!!!!!!!!!!
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Published 21 months ago by eveie 600
3.0 out of 5 stars WARNING: This is NOT a romantic comedy
Some actors get typecast pretty quickly. I think it's fair to say that Jenifer Aniston is one. She readily plays the loveable, kooky happy-go-lucky characters in a will... Read more
Published on 26 Mar 2012 by Albatross
1.0 out of 5 stars Terrible, avoid!
I bought it on a super offer as I was in the mood for some light entertainment. This movie is awful. I did not even finish it as it was far too boring. Read more
Published on 17 Jan 2012 by Culture Enthusiast
5.0 out of 5 stars the break up
this movie was very moving as a romance gone wrong. you feel for jennifer aniston but she sorts herself out in the end which is lovely
very good movie
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This film is so helpful to anyone trying to heal and/or understand a selfish person.

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