Ira and Abby Reviews

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Betsy Bozdech
Hollywood.com
October 5, 2007
If Dharma and Greg went to therapy--a lot--you might end up with something like Robert Cary's appealing but uneven romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 4, 2007
Westfeldt's screenplay and Cary's direction combine to make it the best Manhattan love story since When Harry Met Sally.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jessica Pallington
About.com
October 1, 2007
Writer and producer Westfeldt revisits the terrain of love and misunderstanding with the same breezy, romantic tone of Kissing Jessica Stein.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
September 28, 2007
Ira & Abby is a comedy of errors that makes very few along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
September 22, 2007
Muddle-headed.
Pam Grady
Reel.com
September 22, 2007
It is a pleasant enough way to while away 90 minutes, but lacks the consistency of the weight to make it more than a genial diversion.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 18, 2007
...Ira & Abby radiates a breathless charm, due in no small part to Ms. Westfeldt's sharp dialogue and engagingly unmannered performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
September 18, 2007
The nicest surprise of the week -- not just nice but amazing -- is a comedy called Ira and Abby.
Christopher Campbell
Cinematical
September 17, 2007
Ira and Abby is far from being an unlikable movie. It has a charming lunacy about it, which allows for much enjoyment, or at least comfortable, familiar, routine easiness (like a marriage).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 15, 2007
A romantic comedy about a kooky couple that sinks in a whirlpool of therapeutic clichés.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 15, 2007
A formidable crowd-pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 14, 2007
Neither Westfeldt's sunny charm nor the best efforts of a stellar supporting cast can haul her formulaic screenplay out of its tired shtick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
September 14, 2007
Ira & Abby wants to explore the state of modern marriage, but finds the allure of romantic-comedy fantasies impossible to resist.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Chad Greene
Boxoffice Magazine
September 14, 2007
A deeply funny follow-up to Kissing Jessica Stein from that film's co-writer and co-star Westfeldt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
September 14, 2007
For every odd laugh it earns, also induces twice as many groans for obviousness and coincidence-fraught comic straining.
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
September 13, 2007
This round-robin of marital malaise has more integrity than one might expect from its meet-cute beginnings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Julia Wallace
Village Voice
September 11, 2007
Annie Hall called, and it wants its plot back.
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 9, 2007
Amidst its inquiry into the feasibility of monogamy, marriage, and true love, Ira & Abby raises a more pressing issue: Is this all there is to mainstream indie filmmaking?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
July 14, 2007
Though Westfeldt has a winning way with a punch line and a perky screen presence that is very much in the Diane Keaton/Jenna Elfman mode, the picture ultimately feels like yesterday's brisket.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
July 10, 2007
We're in Woody Allen/Christopher Guest territory here with a bright, fast-paced sitcom without the required happy ending.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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