Here, J.Anis is sick of her macho-clown boyfriend, played by Vince Vaughn. He always gets what he wants, she does everything for him and he doesn't care...you know the type, right? So she breaks up with him. You will actually want them to be apart, they have nothing in common.
We had quite a bit of content for our gay movie review. If it had been all positive the movie would have gotten a high LightShed score, but it wasn't. Read on.
The first scene with gay content happens early in the movie. In that scene, Vince Vaughn's brother, played by Cole Hauser (pic on the left) is about to tell a joke about gay Eskimos and a black guy. Vince stops his brother before we can hear the butt of the joke but we are lead to believe the joke would have been both homophobic and racist. We also learn later than Cole is a total idiot. So his being a potential homophobe is not bad for us. It's good that they mingle racism and homophobia in one person because I think the traits belong together.
Later, in a heated argument between Vince and Jennifer Aniston, Vince discusses some of the issues in J.Anis' family, and the issue of her brother's gayness comes up:
Vince is nice about it actually, saying that her brother should just be strong and come out, rather than marrying and having his wife find him out in bed with a guy named Julio. I thought that was nice. What I didn't really like was the fact that J.Anis went like: "My brother is not gay!"
You saw it all on the trailer. She doesn't say it so much like it's a bad thing, she might have been just denying her brother's gayness in a matter-of-fact kind of way, but still, J.Anis' character could have had a much better reaction.
Also, in the movie J.Anis works at an art gallery. Her co-worker at the gallery, played by Justin Long (pic on the right), is quite obviously gay. He looked gay (if you tell me there isn't a gay look you better stop reading this blog) and at one point he makes a comment about a rich hot guy (emphasis on the hot part). J.Anis does not treat her co-worker well at first, and this was bad (she scolds him over the way he answers the phone), but she stands up for him in a small incident with the owner of the gallery. So we're even.
Before I forget, am I the only one who thinks Vince Vaughn is hideous? Not ugly, fugly. The worst part is that I was told more than once that I look like him. Well, I was also told before that I look like Ronaldo (the soccer player) and Xuxa (the swimmer). Mostly I don't know if people want to offend (my look-alikes are all fugly) or compliment (they are mostly super talented).