I watched The Break Up the other night with my mom for about the tenth time because I absolutely love that movie (and Vince Vaughn!) It doesn't matter how many times I watch it though, I enjoy it just as much as the first time. I'm not here trying to say the movie is worthy of an Oscar, but I think it is a great depiction of a couple going through a break up and it has to be appreciated for the romantic comedy that it is.
What I love about the movie is that most of the arguments the couple has are extremely realistic. The things they say are things I have either said, or would say or have heard my friends say. I feel all of the emotions they go through in the movie and have been through most of the stages they go through in their break up. I laugh with them and cry with them as the movie progresses.
So many times I watch a movie and in my head I am thinking "Oh puh-leez that would never happen in real life." Although I did think that in a few parts of this movie, I felt like it had a good balance of fake parts added in for their humor and realistic parts.
Overall, I thought the movie was great and I still will watch it again and again. If you're ever feeling down in the dumps or you're going through a break up and just want to watch a sad movie that shows what you are feeling I think The Break Up is a good choice. If nothing else, it's a good source of entertainment especially if you enjoy Vaughn's humor (and looks) as much as I do. For those that haven't seen the movie yet, here is the fight scene where the relationship starts going downhill:
What do you think of the Break up? Do you feel like you can relate to the characters?
I stopped it after 19 seconds. I've never seen the movie, and I probably never will. Seriously, why would you tell a dude that you don't like flowers if you do? I agree with @Kuai_le1010@xanga - why would I watch a movie about fighting over stupid crap when I don't believe in playing games to begin with, and I avoid fighting in my relationships by communicating my feelings honestly and to the best of my ability without being brutal.
Twenty seconds into the clip, Vaughn correctly calls her out on her bullshit. Ladies, if you like something, FUCKING TELL US. Don't play this manipulative doubletalking horseshit. If you want flowers, or something nice, SAY IT. If you want a mindreader, don't date a human. Go find a telepathic Betazoid. Or mind-meld with a Vulcan. Ohhhh wait that's right THEY DON'T EXIST. Just us clueless guys, sorry.
And then Anniston mentions "dropping hints." Again, if you cannot communicate clearly and honestly what your needs and desires are, you are not worth dating. Pure and simple.
And no, I don't buy the "Well if he really loved me he'd do it without asking!" Crap. Sometimes women are quick to overlook all the other things guys do and fixate on the one or two things they fail to do, and then magnify them way out of proportion. And yes, sometimes guys are lazy or apathetic about things. That's why you COMMUNICATE.
Seriously, grow some balls and say what's on your mind instead of "dropping hints" or "waiting for him to initiate" or some other namby-pamby bullshit. That's less about being considerate and more about plausible deniability in case shit goes wrong.
There is a reason why this movie has a 34% "Rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Seriously, if this movie is considered "realistic" when it comes to feuds in relationships, count me out of dating and relationships.
@QuantumStorm@xanga - ROFL. I stopped it at 19 seconds. I couldn't take it. I'm sorry though, I don't think you really want women to grow balls. That might be awkward and weird However, women should say what they mean instead of doing whatever it is Jennifer Anniston's character was trying to pull..
LOL!! I think I did see that movie once, years ago. By the end of the clip, I thought I could kind of remember it. But not something I'd care to see again, given that my brain has somehow blocked out most of it
Thankfully, I can kind of laugh at the clip, because it doesn't reflect my own reality. There *are* good relationships out there, marriages that aren't just all about fighting and mind-games and such, etc... we aren't perfect, but our communication is good. No shouting matches or mind-games required.
@QuantumStorm@xanga - That's what drives me crazy about the movie. He tells her in the FIRST freaking scene what to do that would fix all of their problems. Then through the whole thing she's like, "I don't know what to do! How bout I fuck him around a little bit?"
@QuantumStorm@xanga - Bro, I totally agree with you. But women'll have a better chance of growing a pair of balls, as you suggest they should, than ever giving up the fairytale of the sparkly vampire guy who wuvs them and gives them all they instinctively desire. You can keep barking up that tree, but all you'll get is shoes thrown at you, and told to shut the f*** up. You're right, but the fantasy is just too powerful.
@QuantumStorm@xanga - I am not sure that's associated with being honest though. Vaginas give birth as well and I'm sure you've heard of Maury. The world would be a better place if people, both men and women, would learn to be honest and true to themselves instead of trying to impress their love interest by pretending to be something they are not. I've had men pull the same thing on me, but (yea I am sexist) judging from my girlfriends it is way more common for women to do it.
@Kuai_le1010@xanga - Ummm, hate to tell you but little boys start that when we're able to keep our balance. Boys with their toys isn't really about toys, you know. Ah, well at least you're still laughing. The real reason most guys are straight is that other guys get sick of seeing other boys doing that crap. You gals think what men do with their junk is still entertaining.
@Such_are_you@xanga - Oh, I know, I have a son. I was enjoying the timing of him coming out and doing that right then as I typed about "real men". Lol...it was tongue in cheek when I said it. Trust me, it's not that entertaining when he tries to helicopter on my back to be funny.
@Such_are_you@xanga - real men are very similar to their little boy selves. They just know how to handle responsibility (and a nice pair of fun bags). That's a huge difference between movie romance men and real men: in the movies, they care more about the girl's feelings and less about how funny it would be to tea bag her. The care more about her day and less about how nice her cleavage looks.
@Kuai_le1010@xanga - If you want to stop the helicopter simply grab the two balancing pods located under the rotor and pull down. The rotor will stop and the helicopter crumples to the floor. That is a really good laugh... for one of you anyway.