Judging by the trailer, "Bring It On" director Peyton Reed's latest film "The Break-Up" seems pretty conventional fare: boy (Vince Vaughn) meets girl (Jennifer Aniston) ... contrived forces dictated by nearly a century of romantic comedies keep them apart ... boy and girl fall (back) in love and live happily ever after. As it turns out, better to trust the title of the movie than the trailer. A romantic comedy in structure, but the 'anti-romantic comedy' in almost every other way, Reed's film surprises by being equal parts comedy and drama, choosing not to avoid any of the messy stuff inherent in a difficult break-up. It's a pretty bold choice that surely risks turning off some members of its target audience. But does it work? With the aid of their patented CineGoggles, Adam and Sam buck the critical trend and give "The Break-Up" a hearty recommendation.
Also on the show: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre and a preview of this week's Top 5 ... 'Chick' Flicks.
Usually click off your iPod during the credits? Listen through the end of the show for a special Filmspotting outtake starring Adam Kempenaar.
Filmspotting #104 :26-16:53 - Review: "The Break-Up" Music: Old 97's, "I'd Be Lonesome" 17:51-21:51 - Peerflix Winner/New DVDs, "The Break-Up" cont. 21:52-26:23 - Notes, Poll Questions, What's Akiva in Swedish? 26:24-33:18 - Listener Feedback (X-Men) Music: Old 97's, "Doreen" 34:02-36:59 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Joe Limon) 37:00-42:43 - Top 5 Preview: 'Chick' Flicks *Bonus Outtake*
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