The Break-Up
The Break-Up (2006)

A once-loving Chicago couple whose happily-ever-after quickly turned into a never-again finds their crumbling romance complicated when both parties refuse to move out of the pair's recently purchased condo. The Break-Up is a romantic… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 1, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 17, 2006
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Critic Score: 34% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This anti-romantic comedy lacks both laughs and insight, resulting in an odd and unsatisfying experience.

Anna Smith
Time Out

Sharp dialogue and detailed observations make it a good deal funnier than you might expect.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Vince Vaughn kills me. Jennifer Aniston, I think, is underrated as a film actress.

Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

was mostly shocked by Vince Vaughan, who showed me for the first time that he wasn't the long-delayed immature frat boy he so often plays, but actually an imperfect hilarious, yet often silly, character who's main flaw is his selfishness.

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal

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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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

The movie offers nothing funny, just a series of sour situations.

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Joshua Starnes

The Break-Up is a funny and light comedy, but it tries to be something a bit more without being something a bit more, hampered by shoddy characterization, ending up a bit empty.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

One seemingly terminal problem with the casting of Ms. Aniston and Mr. Vaughn is that neither of their careers has featured characters who excelled at one-to-one relationships with the opposite sex.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

The Break-Up, a grim excuse for a romantic comedy, is basically an hour and 45 minutes spent in the company of two unpleasant people during a miserable time in their lives.

Fernando F. Croce

The two stars remain painfully wrong for each other

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More reviews for The Break-Up

Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Not the best, but has a few moments that make it worth the watch. Definitely not a feel good rom com!
Dead Angel
Just a movie about a couple who keeps yelling at each other after break-up. Some might not like this movie as it's nothing new to watch. But it's… More
Candy Rose
Vaugh and Jen break-up but can they still live together? Jen always plays the same characters. Can't see them together on or off screen.
Jim Careter
This film was awful, one of Jennifer Annistons worst. When a couple can't stand eachother anymore, they break up but both refuse to move out. The plot… More
Alice Shen
I like when a movie is titled The Break-Up and people actually BREAK UP! Oops. Spoiler alert. And how nice to see Peter Billingsley's doughy face again… More
Bethany Murphy
It was better than I expected!