The Break-up

Vince Vaughn (who collaborated on the story) plays a Chicago tour guide who’s into sports; Jennifer Aniston’s character works in an art gallery. The unlikely couple meet at Wrigley Field; by the time the opening credits are over they’re sharing a condo but she’s ready to call it quits. This strange comedy is nothing but curveballs after that; like director Peyton Reed’s previous Down With Love, it has to do with real estate and the way we live. It’s full of pain and quirky characters standing at oblique angles to one another, and while it doesn’t add up it held me throughout. With Jon Favreau, Joey Lauren Adams, Judy Davis, Vincent D’Onofrio, Ann-Margret, John Michael Higgins, and Jason Bateman. PG-13, 105 min. (JR)

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