Breaking up is hard to do.

Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn in The Break-Up.

As a movie it’s okay. Funny in a few parts, entertaining in others, but on the whole nothing special.

But it should probably be required viewing for young (or not so young) couples considering getting married - even if the characters in the film aren’t actually married. At leas, that’s speaking from my own experience:

Again and again it made me squirm as I thought, “I do that.” It made me think, a lot.

So a bit like a short, sweet marriage counseling course in the cinema. Not a bad thing.