Break-Up, The (2006, USA) C-106m. ** D: Peyton Reed. Starring Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman, Judy Davis, Justin Long, Ivan Sergei, Ann-Margret, Cole Hauser, Vincent D'Onofrio, Elaine Robinson, Jane Alderman, Peter Billingsley. Aniston and Vaughn have been a couple for two years, when an argument leads to a break-up, which, surprisingly for both, lasts longer than they would have expected. Is it the end of their relationship? Okay romantic comedy drama has a few truths to tell but peters out without a satisfactory conclusion. What is the point of it all? The alternate ending on the DVD is even weaker. Ironically, Vaughn and Aniston were real-life lovers when this was made and broke up mere months after film's release. Vaughn receives co-story credit and also produced.

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