"The Breakup" a.k.a. "Crap"

Given our recent experience with movies (see “Shooter” a.k.a. “Crap”) it looks like I should start a new category for sucky movies called A.K.A. Crap.

We watched The Breakup last night. The only redeeming quality was that we received it through NetFlix and we didn’t pay for the NetFlix subscription.

One of these days, Vince Vaughn is going to play a character that doesn’t talk all of the time. And he’s going to play a character that isn’t precisely alike to all other movies he’s in. The dude is a one trick pony.

As for the movie: it was so filled with stereotypes and relationship conceits that I felt like I was in High School. The only part that I felt they did well were the fights between Brooke (Jennifer Anniston) and Gary (Vince Vaughn) while their relationship was imploding. They were a perfect example of things going a bit too far, over and over, until there’s a huge pileup.

Overall: Suckage. Don’t see it. It’s not a comedy even though that’s how they advertised it.

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