A comedy centered around four couples who settle into a tropical-island resort for a vacation. While one of the couples is there to work on the marriage, the others fail to realize that participation in the resort's therapy sessions is not optional.
A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo find themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure.
Two salesmen whose careers have been torpedoed by the digital age find their way into a coveted internship at Google, where they must compete with a group of young, tech-savvy geniuses for a shot at employment.
John Beckwith and Jeremy Grey, a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take advantage of the romantic tinge in the air, find themselves at odds with one another when John meets and falls for Claire Cleary.
In Chicago, the art dealer Brooke Meyers feels not appreciated and neglected by her immature boyfriend Gary Grobowski, who is partner with his two brothers in a tourism business, and decides to break-up with him to make Gary miss her. Gary misunderstands her true intention, both follow the wrong advice of family members and friends, beginning a war of sexes with no winner. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
There was a film many years back called The Stroy of Us starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfiffer in which a married couple was on the brink of divorce. The film displayed the formula in which a relationship is easily unglued by mistakes and outside interference (mostly family and friends adding their two cents). The Break Up is essentially the same film aside from the fact that Vaughn and Anniston are not married.
Some of the biggest problems with this movie are that its advertised as a comedy but fails miserably. The theater was full of uncomfortable chuckles and forced laughter where genuine laughter came maybe one or twice. Another problem is the cast. Jon Faveru plays Vaughns buddy (no surprise there since they have featured in more then a few movies), Vincent D'Onofrio and Cole Hauser play unlikely siblings, then you have Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Bateman, Justin Long (Waiting), and Peter Billingsley (Elf, Christmas Story) whose celebrity and in some cases talent fall moot in this lacking script. Lastly the film feels incomplete when it abruptly ends and maybe thats giving it to much credit. It seemed to me and to other audience members that the writers of this film simply realized what a horrible mistake they have made penning this film and then just up and quit on it.
To describe this film would be all to easy. It is as if a couple you have known long enough to be considered friends invited you to their home and then began to argue making everything uncomfortable and then you realize their is no door in the room in which to escape the akwardness of it all. Make that last a little over an hour and you have this film. This could quite possibly be up for the lamest film of the year.
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