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Genre: Comedy/Romance
Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaugh, Joey Lauren Adams, Judy Davis
Director: Peyton Reed
Rating: PG
Year Made: 2006



- Feature Commentary by Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaugh
- Extended Scenes
- Deleted Scenes
- Outtakes
- Alternate Ending



Languages: English, Japanese, Thai
Subtitles: English, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Indonesian (Bahasa), Cantonese, Mandarin Traditional
Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Running Time: 1 hr 46 mins
Region Code: 3
Distributor: HVN Berjaya




Pushed to the breaking-up point art dealer Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend. What follows is a series of remedies, war tactics, overtures and underminings suggested by the former couple's friends, confidantes and the occasional total stranger. When neither ex is willing to move out of the condo they used to share, the only solution is to continue living as hostile roommates until somebody caves.


There are many ways that a relationship could be ended. In this latest romantic comedy by Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston, we examined one form of a relationship failure. One without any third party interference and seemly inconsequential initially but the eventual buildup can prove near fatal to any relationship.

In the Break-Up, Gary (Vince Vaughn) and Brooke (Jennifer Aniston), represents the typical couple that had bought an apartment together and seemly ready for marriage. A regular dinner with their respective family members unexpectedly sparks off the most trivial arguments that almost every couples should had encountered before.

And these trivial arguments are the catalyst that set off the momentum of this movie, as two of them spiraled down the path towards a breakup.

Since both of them shared ownership of the apartment and as the argument between them gets more heated, their realtor friend offers to step in and sell the apartment so that they won’t have to go through the constant bickering and cold war.

And with that, it sets the time limits for this couple. Will they find a way to patch back before their apartment is sold? Or will they continue their silly fights until their relationship is truly beyond salvation?

The answer might just surprise some viewers. However in terms of relatability, this movie gave a result that’s more probable to real life and it’s a refreshing change from the numerous miraculous endings that Hollywood had been churning out.

The real life chemistry between Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston transferred well into their characters and it’s not difficult for someone to root for them to get back together as it’s rather evident that their (real or reel) love are still there.

And although this movie doesn’t have the comedic highs among the leagues of Wedding Crashers or Dodge Ball, it does well enough to raise a few chuckles in situations that you might have encounter in real life.

For potential viewers who went through or are currently going through the same type of break up that Gary and Brooke did, I would strongly recommend you to pick this title up for a form of remembrance or warning of what small arguments could do a relationship if not treated early.


Before access to the main menu, you will be given an option of choosing his or her side. Each side presents a different menu filled with his (Vince Vaughn) or her (Jennifer Aniston) stills and background music. Not that it’s a spectacular feature but it was a nice touch in preparing the viewers for this movie.

Feature Commentary by Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaugh - This HVN Dvd version of The Break-up comes with only one commentary track by Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston. It’s rather strange as most Dvds I came across would contain at least one director’s commentary track and it’s sorely missing in this Dvd. Nevertheless, Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston both shared considerable insight on the preparation and what was improvised upon which we have to made do with the missing director’s track.

Alternate Ending - The alternate ending wasn’t the exact opposite spectrum of this film’s ending that I was expecting and hopping for. It’s basically the same dish with some extra garish of what became of the two main character’s lives. The best bit of this alternate ending which I felt should have made into the final ending, was the rendition of Rainbow’s Connection by the two wackiest characters in this movie. It’s mildly amusing but a rather heartfelt summary of the film.

Deleted/Extended Scenes - The extended scenes and deleted scenes were sorely missing some sort of commentary on why it’s left from the final cut and the outtakes scenes which felt like it was another extended and deleted scenes section. There isn’t a scene where the actor makes a mistakes and break into spontaneous laughter. It’s felt more like a rehearsed scene that what outtakes usually are but nevertheless, it does showcase the actor’s talent to take the scene and improvised with it.


This dialogue filled movies comes with (surprise surprise!) 5.1 Dolby Digital in three languages; English, Japanese and Thai. It also comes in 1.85:1 Anamorphic Widescreen with 7 subtitles for the main track and equally more for the audio commentary by the two leading stars..



Review by Richard Lim Jr




Other titles from HVN Berjaya:

. M:I:3

. Curious George

. American Dreamz

. Bring It On All Or Nothing

. Aeon Flux

. Inside Man

. Elizabethtown

. Spongebob Squarepants Movie

. Four Brothers

. War Of The Worlds

. Munich

. Two for the Money

. King Kong

. American Pie: Band Camp

. Surviving Christmas

. Perfect Man, The

. Madagascar



This review is made possible with the kind support from HVN Berjaya


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