Last week, the New York Post ran a story about the potential box office disaster that is ‘the Break Up’, starring Jennifer Ansiton and Vince Vaughn. Page Six said,
“Tracking surveys indicate potential audiences aren’t overly enthusiastic about ‘The Break-Up,’ … Aniston is probably one or two steps away from competing with Helen Hunt for HBO roles.”
And now the first reviews are in from the Hollywood trade papers, and they’re gonna do anything but help. The Hollywood Reporter says:
“Audiences expecting a good time will instead be rewarded with wildly unsympathetic lead characters and uncomfortably long stretches without a laugh in sight.”
And the Variety review is even worse, opening with:
“Misleadingly marketed as a boisterous comedy, ‘The Break-Up’ may be the first ‘last-date movie’ — the one you see with someone that you’re about to dump. Sporadic rays of sunshine emanate from the broad and gifted supporting cast, but the core story is almost relentlessly unpleasant, like sitting through a dinner party where the host couple does nothing but bicker.”
Yikes. This doesn’t look good for Jennifer Aniston. Vaughn will come through this fine because he’s great but Jenn might finally be screwed. I think I might get her a kitten. So she can have something to cuddle with and take naps with and forget about her failed career. Then later she finds out I gave her a kitten with mange. Did I mention that Jennifer Aniston can kiss my ass?
Source = New York Post, the Hollywood Reporter, and Variety.