ABC Film Challenge – Catch-Up 2021 – W – We Broke Up (2021) Movie Review

Director: Jeff Rosenberg

Writer: Jeff Rosenberg, Laura Jacqmin (Screenplay)

Starring: Aya Cash, William Jackson Harper, Sarah Bolger, Tony Cavalero, Peri Gilpin, Kobi Libii, Azita Ghanizada

Plot: Longtime couple Lori and Doug break up just days before Lori’s little sister Bea’s wedding to Jayson. In order to not disrupt the fun, they decide to pretend they’re still together until the weekend is over.

Runtime: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: We Broke Up starts as couple Lori (Cash) and Doug (Harper) go through the beginning part of a break up after being together for years, the problem for the couple is that Lori’s sister Bea (Bolger) is about to get married.

The pair agree to attend the wedding still as a couple, going through the uncomfortable interaction the weekend will bring them, giving them the chance to decide whether this is the right decision.

Thoughts on We Broke Up

ThoughtsWe Broke Up is a comedy that follows the couple that must continue to hold their relationship together to get through a wedding, which will offer them the temptations to try something new, or see they truly were right for each other, all in the backdrop of not knowing whether the couple getting married are right for each other. This is an interesting look at how relationships can get caught up in the middle of nowhere, being uncertain of where things could end up going, with the added pressure of seeing a relative getting married. It does give people the reflection of where people are in life. Aya Cash and William Jackson Harper are both wonderful in the leading roles, showing us just how much pain, the characters are going through, despite knowing they love each other still. The film does put more focus on the supporting side of the characters, which can take away from the situation the couple are going through at times.

Final Thoughts We Broke Up is an easy to watch comedy, reflection how difficult relationships can be.

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