“The Breakup” sucks ass

The verdict is partially in and Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn’s new movie, “The Breakup,” is said to be terrible:

Audiences expecting a good time will instead be rewarded with wildly unsympathetic lead characters and uncomfortably long stretches without a laugh in sight. While they might initially be drawn in by the marketing department`s promise of something a lot more entertaining, the end box office result will likely be less than amicable.

Initially meeting at a baseball game, Chicago tour guide Gary Grobowski (Vaughn) manages to persuade art gallery employee Brooke Meyers (Aniston) to dump her male friend and go out with him basically by buying her a hot dog.

Flash forward to the couple living in what isn`t exactly domestic bliss, with Brooke running around getting ready to host a dinner party for their families while Gary contentedly parks himself in front of the television.

With the cracks in their relationship finally reaching the breaking point, Brooke finally calls Gary for the jerk he is, but in her little schemes to make him realize the errors of his ways, Brooke only ends up matching him in the bad behavior department.

But what could have at best played out like a wilted “War of the Roses” ends up looking a lot more like Rob Reiner`s misbegotten “The Story of Us.”

As for whether Aniston and Vaughn have broken up too, the verdict is still out. We reported that they seemed to be on the outs, at least according to Star Magazine, which said last week that Vince wanted time off from the relationship. US Weekly claimed to have an exclusive that they snuck off together after the LA premiere party, though.

Judging from the pictures at the Chicago premiere of “The Break Up” on Sunday, they still kept their distance. They were photographed together yesterday at the Cubs Reds game however, at which Vince threw the first pitch.

Aniston is said to have phoned Brad’s manager to wish Brad and Angelina best wishes after the birth of their baby this weekend. That’s rather weak considering she could have written a card or given a charitable donation in Shiloh’s honor.

We’ll just have to wait and see if these two last, but their relationship doesn’t seem strong and we doubt they’ll go the distance.

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  1. millie says:

    I read somewhere (savingface??) that they left the Chicago premiere’s after-party together but drove off in separate cars. It seems odd if they’re still a couple-it’s as if there were staying separately or going to different parties after (Vince). I wonder if they’re forced to pretend that they’re still a couple during the promotion of their movie. The fact that she was at the game could also be part of that strategy.. she knew she was going to be photographed (had her hairdresser with her too– I wish he’d run a comb through her hair — I guess he’s more for companionship than actual work). The rumor is that Vince told her to call Brangelina with congrats.. she’d be an idiot not to do it and Vince has a movie to promote. I’m dying to find out how the movie does in the boxoffice.. the reviews are unanimously bad. The promos in the US quote the same guy over and over — he’s from MAXIM, so I guess he was mesmerized by Jen’s slammin’ bod long enough to say a few kind words. Leno had a repeat of Vince last night–even though it aired last week. They’re really, really pushing this movie.

  2. Jude says:

    Ech. I’ve never found either of them particularly appealing. Put them in a movie together, and my reaction is *shrug*.

  3. celebitchy says:

    You and everyone else. The movie will probably tank at the box office, which I should have mentioned here, but was too busy dishing on their relationship status.

  4. celebitchy says:

    Millie I commented before I was able to read/publish your comment. You may be right that they are broken up already, because US Weekly has been known to be wrong abour relationships in the past. I would like to see the movie, but won’t go because I know I would regret it! It might do ok, but not as well as expected.

  5. millie says:

    I really like Vince so I’m torn about it but I can’t even stand the trailer so I know I wouldn’t be able to stand the movie and I’m dying to see a funny comedy! She really has a knack for picking up bad scripts.

  6. always answer b says:

    I personally think sending a card is a little cold compared to a phone call. I’d rather get a phone call than a card a week later.

  7. celebitchy says:

    B, it is nice to send a card for big occasions though, although calls are more personal. In this case Aniston didn’t call Pitt and Jolie directly – she called Pitt’s manager. That is much less personal than sending a card IMO.

  8. think about it says:

    i’m not sure if the new movie is going to be good or not…but i seriously wonder about its premiere date. notice it has no major competition (like da vinci code, x-men, etc.) . most likely, it will be subpar with a recasting of rachel green in chicago instead of new york.