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  • Summary: Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston star in The Break-Up, which starts where most romantic comedies end: after boy and girl have met, fallen in love, moved in to start their happily-ever-after -- and right when they wind up driving each other crazy. (Universal Pictures)
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 37
  2. Negative: 6 out of 37
  1. Newly minted celebrity couple Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston don't have many opportunities to demonstrate their romantic chemistry in Peyton Reed's funny, heart-wrenching The Break-Up, but they still give what may be the best performances of their careers.
  2. 63
    Vaughn and Favreau are so money, just like they were in "Swingers."
  3. It's full of pain and quirky characters standing at oblique angles to one another, and while it doesn't add up it held me throughout.
  4. The script (by Jeremy Garelick and Jay Lavender) strains hard after a few easy jokes, and the whole movie feels dull and trivial.
  5. Everybody’s sleepwalking here. Vincent D'Onofrio is fantastic with Vaughn in a small part as his brother, but it's as if he’s running in during a break from "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."
  6. 40
    While The Break-Up fancies itself the heir apparent to other vindictive failed relationship movies like "Modern Romance" and "War of the Roses," its lead actors lack the comparable appeal to hold our interest
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 59
  2. Negative: 14 out of 59
  1. Dec 18, 2013
    7
    Esta pelicula me gusto, tuvo comedia y drama."The Break-Up" tuvo una comedia agria pero con escenas con mucho drama.Esta pelicula no es la mejor comedia, pero vale la pena verla. Expand
  2. Dec 16, 2010
    7
    Hard to hate anything Vince Vaughn is in .. for me at least. Good humor there :) Jennifer Aniston is ok but barely. Great flick if you want some VV sarcasm and laughs! Expand
  3. Feb 11, 2012
    5
    Although a half decent performance from Jennifer Aniston, the film is a complete waste of supposedly good actors who try to not be cliche by having an opposite of a romantic comedy and then it goes cliche, and lacks in laughs and good performances. I give this movie 47%. Expand
  4. Aug 4, 2013
    4
    Vince Vaughn is fantastic as usual but he and Jon Favreau are the only positives about The Break-Up. It truly still puzzles me how Jennifer Aniston continues to get roles. She consistently plays the same detestable character in every single movie she's in and makes the films almost unwatchable. Sure, she's attractive but it's not like she's a supermodel or anything and her personality is atrocious. Fans of Vaughn will at least get some decent humor out of a few scenes but that's about it. Expand

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