A peculiar little film, with a sometimes not very sympathetic romantic struggle, Breaking Up has a lot of good camera angles, and a very playful use of colors. Watch that first diner scene for a sharp-toned visual metaphor. Hayek and Crowe I find perfectly believable as Monica and Steve. Not predictable or reasonable, but believable.
I found the film fairly
depressing, but this was because I think it is fairly true to the
modern age. The couple is so in love with the idea of a relationship
that the suppression of self and true desire is never questioned,
it is treated as the normal pattern of the much coveted relationship.
This is ironic since the notion of love and marriage in this century
has steadily developed from a practical affair to a matter of the
heart. "Love conquers all." So if you don't have one go
get it at any price ASAP? The movie does a good job of demonstrating
why the modern love cycle is in such disarray.
This movie will delight some and
disgust others. It's a story about a couple living in New York who
have been dating for two and a half years, in between their many break
Note to director: Naked Russell in
the bath tub could have been put to better use.
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