The unromantic uncomedy

June 4th, 2006

They are advertising The Break-Up as a “romantic comedy.”

If it’s a romantic comedy, buy viagra find then Poseidon is an advertisement for the cruise industry.

It’s a horrible, viagra usa sad, bitter, broken movie.

Worse, if you take a date to the The Break-Up, it might make you do exactly that.

If I haven’t made myself perfectly clear yet…DO NOT SEE THIS MOVIE.

Not only do I give this movie two thumbs down. I’d like to give its makers two middle fingers way up.

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Belle  |  June 4th, 2006 at 9:33 pm

    I liked it. except for the ending. No “romantic comedy” should end like that…

  • 2. Administrator  |  June 4th, 2006 at 10:38 pm

    I can see liking some of it. There were funny parts. But in general, it was wayyyy too real and the ending definitely killed it for me.

    Plus, seriously, she completely flip-flopped in one night?

    AFTER she had already made it past the drunk, naked on the couch with strippers scene?

    Seriously?

    ;)

  • 3. Dean Mundy  |  June 4th, 2006 at 11:56 pm

    Thanks for the tip, friend. Sounds like another discount theatre or Blockbuster rental sometime.

  • 4. Fuzz Martin  |  June 5th, 2006 at 6:58 am

    PHEW! I was TOTALLY going to take my girlfriend to see that this Friday. Looks like a walk on the lakefront instead. (and that’s okay by me!)

  • 5. Melinda Omdahl  |  June 5th, 2006 at 3:08 pm

    By the way- one extra word of warning – If your girl absolutely INSISTS on seeing it and you cannot talk her out of it… for goodness sake – TAKE HER.

    The only thing worse than seeing this movie on a date would be having your date see if with a bunch of her dateless, angry girlfirends.

    She’ll come home and break up with you the next day – and you’ll never know what hit you.

  • 6. Jenna  |  June 5th, 2006 at 3:50 pm

    Hold on–you don’t like it because it’s too real?

  • 7. Administrator  |  June 5th, 2006 at 7:05 pm

    Have you ever watched your parents fight?

    Or had real good friends who were a couple screaming at each other in front of you?

    That’s what I mean by too real.

    Plus, it’s one of the reasons why it’s not a romantic comedy. Romantic comedies are almost by definition unreal.

  • 8. Belle  |  June 6th, 2006 at 9:40 pm

    i liked that it was so real.

  • 9. Administrator  |  June 7th, 2006 at 8:10 am

    I wonder if it\’s a difference between men and women or perhaps it\’s a different experience for single women.

    I hated it.

    The love of my life hated it.

    Many male movie reviewers hated it.

    But the single women here seemed to like it.

    And Vikki Ortiz of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel felt compelled to defend it from curmudgeons like me.

    I won\’t attack people for liking it. As I said before, there were parts that were very funny.

    My problem is it was advertised as a romantic comedy.

    And I don\’t find anything \”romantic\” about a nasty break-up.

    If the advertising hadn\’t lead me to believe the story had a happy resolution, I wouldn\’t have been so angry about the film itself. I still wouldn\’t have liked it (as I\’ve said on this site before, I don\’t like realistic movies), but I wouldn\’t have been so angry about the film itself.

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