This was probably the best movie I have ever seen about breaking up. It stars two characters. Trent (Vince Vaughn) and Mike (Jon Favreau), the movie was shot just as Vince Vaughn was making a name for himself in the early 90â€™s.
Trent, as you can guess is a big player. Heâ€™s shallow towards women and only has a few uses for them. He uses lines like â€œBaby, your so money and you donâ€™t even know it, money baby, with your big teeth and your clawsâ€¦ shes like a little bunnyâ€¦ you know, your money.â€
Then there is Mike. His life has just been turned up side down after losing his girlfriend of 6 years. Heâ€™s quiet, not smooth, enjoys deep conversation and relationships.
I canâ€™t help but to relate with both of these characters. I feel like the two characters is me having a conversation with myself. On one side, the hustling pimp who just wants to have fun, no strings attached and the other side who is more quiet, reserved and looks down on the sort of thing.
The movie is a battle over both sides and view points but I did notice how good the friends were to each other; very supportive and real. Trent wants to help Mike out of his misery by doing what he knows best â€“ pimpin. I think he helps Mike the most though by listening to him, giving him slack, courage and being honest and straight with him.
At one point when Mike is really down on himself, Trent steps up with this line. â€œBaby, your miserable because you donâ€™t look at the things you have, you look at things you donâ€™t have and baby, you got a lot going for yah, youâ€™re a star, were stars, weâ€™ve made it and your miserable. Wake up baby, your so money.â€
Best opening credits to a movieâ€¦
Mike: So I should pretend to get over her and then when she comes back, forget pretending about forgetting about herâ€¦.
Trent: Rightâ€¦.but only the opposite. You need to pretend to forget about her until you finally do forget about her.
Mike: But what about pretending until she comes back?
Trent: Thatâ€™s the thing; they donâ€™t come back until you have truly forgotten.