Many thought the recent re-shoots in Chicago meant that The Break Up might have been in-trouble but it turns out it just needed a little fine tuning. Page Six reports that early test audiences wanted Jen and Vince to stay together at the end of movie. We have all seen the unhappy ending in real life so people wanted to see Jen get a happy ending - and with Vince! I love this story and I'm happy the producers changed the ending. Maybe after we all see the movie this summer we can finally stop writing about who is better off now.
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AMERICA wants famously jilted Jennifer Aniston to settle down with boyfriend Vince Vaughn - or at least that's what test audiences for their upcoming romantic comedy, "The Break Up," are hoping for.
Our spy reports, "The original screenplay had Jennifer and Vince's characters breaking up at the end. So it was shot that way - but test audiences hated it. It tested really - and I mean really - badly."
So Aniston and Vaughn, who met while making the picture and subsequently fell in love, were sent back to Vaughn's hometown of Chicago to do reshoots, costing Universal millions.
"The new ending has them getting back together in the end. It should really be called 'The Make Up,' " snickered our source.
"People want to see Jennifer happy after she was thrown over by Brad Pitt for Angelina Jolie," added another insider. "And with the original ending - well, it was just too much of the same."
A rep for Universal e-mailed us: "Every film can benefit from a few extra days of shooting, and 'The Break Up' was able to return to Chicago for some quick additions that we believe will add to what we know is already an enormously satisfying movie."
While in Chicago, Aniston and Vaughn, according to witnesses, have also been house hunting and checking out luxury penthouse pads in the city Aniston seems to want to call home.
The two, looking very "down to earth and very much in love," according to reports, recently checked out pricey apartments in the building that houses the Red Door Spa in downtown Chicago.
In recent interviews, Aniston has been vocal about her growing hatred for life in paparazzi-crazed L.A. And she was plagued by lensmen shooting her every move last year when she rented a house in Malibu just down the street from best friend Courtney Cox Arquette.
In a chat with Oprah Winfrey, Aniston said, "It's the media that won't move on. You just want to say, 'Come on, people! Turn a page!' "
When Winfrey asked how she felt about being single after all these years, Aniston said, "I love the unknown. I love the discovery of what will be happening."