Okay... I saw this movie tonight and I have to admit that I cannot say that I loved it. Or maybe I would be better served to say that I wasn't entertained by it.
Having been in a relationship with a man like this I sat there feeling like I was watching a two hour movie about my two year relationship and I walked out feeling drained and depressed anew. It just was not enjoyable to sit and watch this relationship deteriorate to something irreperable, and painful to relive a difficult breakup of my own that I still haven't quite yet moved beyond.
That being said, the acting is fabulous, the writing was decent, and the style of the movie was wonderful. The references to other VV movies was fun. I agree with some critic who mentioned that watching Vince Vaughn on screen you get the feeling that you are watching HIM, not watching him portray a role. I can completely agree with that, but I find it to be an extreme positive and not the negative that this critic believed. This was, indeed, possibly his best performance next to A Cool Dry Place. But Veruka, I'd have to change your definition of the movie to be a poignant and emotional drama with many comedic parts to it. I think people would be better served to go in there expecting a drama and then find quite a few laughable moments.
The casting of Cole Hauser and Vincent D'Onofrio as Vince's brothers was stellar. I love both of those men!
And the ending was a blatant rip-off ofClick to see Spoiler:the SATC episode where Carrie meets up with Aidan on the sidewalk at the beginning of Season 6. I kept on expecting a woman to walk out of the store and join Gary.
I had heard that they had to go back and refilm the ending after the test audiences had a negative reaction. Now I'm wondering what the original ending was. Does anyone know?