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
On the screenplay, Jennifer Aniston said that when she received it "It was clearly written by men". During two weeks of intense rehearsing, she and Vince Vaughn improvised while the writers takes notes and thanks to those sessions, the "female perspective" was brought to the story. See more »
When Gary plays Grand Theft Auto, his character is throwing Molotov Cocktails, but it is making the Grand Theft Auto rocket launcher sound. See more »
Ay Cosita Linda
Written by Francisco Galan
Performed by Perez Prado Orchestra (as Perez Prado and His Orchestra)
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment (U.S. Latin), LLC
By arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment See more »
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This is not your garden variety romantic comedy, thank god! I loved the authenticity of this movie. I don't know anyone who has been in a serious relationship that wouldn't relate to this movie. Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston are superb- they are both so credible and organic in these roles. Not sure about the bizarre-ish people the characters may surround themselves in the movie- family, friends and co-workers definitely are weird- but maybe they serve as a springboard to really bring the 2 main characters to life. (maybe comedic relief, too) In any case, so refreshing to watch a movie that is realistic and unpretentious. The opening scenes are scrapbook photos when the couple were together- they were wonderful- the exact types of photos most of us have in our own scrapbooks. It isn't an indie art-house film, but a big production that doesn't follow a relationship formulaic predictor for ratings, insead it portrays arguments and a break up in a realistic way. Lack of communication, lack of effort, too much pride, battles over what isn't so important but seems so at the time- all that. I was also pleased that it didn't wrap up in a big red bow at the end like most Hollywood movies.
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