Friday, April 19, 2013
Project Jen - The Break Up
Or "Break - The Up", as LoveFilm labels it.
There is absolutely no reason for this film to exist, it is utterly pointless, I didn't even sense that the sides of my mouth might be nearly about to turn up. It is not funny at all.
One issue I have with this film is, I like A-Capella singing (well I liked Pitch Perfect), Modern Art and baseball. The film seems to be saying that these interests are mutually exclusive which is the main reason the protagonists break up.
Jason Bateman makes an appearance, so perhaps this film exists solely to help complete the 2 degrees of separation Jennifer Aniston project, which could become a spin off.
Besides that nothing of note happens in this film.
On the plus side Vince Vaughn is perfectly cast as the irritating motor-mouth oaf Jen is eventually glad to be rid of.
I think the "twist" is that it's a romantic comedy about two people who break up, and they do break up.
They don't break up and get back together at the end, which I guess most of the target audience are expecting.
They end the movie literally walking off in different directions and are happy with it.
I know I ruined the ending, but if revealing that puts you off seeing the film I've done you a favour.
RATING: 1 Green Dress