Breaking Upwards Reviews

July 18, 2017
In this plodding, plotting gimmick of a film, only Pablo Schreiber, as Zoe's loutish rebound, and the rarely seen Andrea Martin, as Zoe's oversharing mom, come off smelling like a rose.
July 15, 2010
Scenes meant to play as breezy and hip are more often just annoying.
July 14, 2010
Wein's debut feature is kind of a mess: he withholds and warps the emotions of the main characters till there's little sympathy to be had. But though this tactic is usually enough to derail a film, it works here...
May 15, 2010
Whiny and self-indulgent.
May 6, 2010
Yes, it's a little low-budget loopy. But that's part of its charm. Zoe Lister-Jones and Daryl Wein explore new relationship-ending methods with wry indie flare.
April 15, 2010
Breaking Upwards has its amusing and touching moments, but we're left wondering just what we're supposed to make of it all.
April 15, 2010
As with most films about young love won and lost, Breaking Upwards comes from a place of genuine pain, honesty, and most importantly, delusion.
April 9, 2010
Comes knocking at the door like a wolf in sheep's clothing, draping reality in a fictional romantic comedy about a twentysomething NYC couple named Daryl and Zoe whose relationship is coming apart.
April 8, 2010
While Alex Bergman's photography is often impressive, Wein's editing has the short attention span of a Hollywood movie, without the accompanying cocaine rush.
April 7, 2010
Much ado about a very rote situation, with a hammy excess of New York Jewish shtick (lead offender: Andrea Martin as Zoe's kvetching mom).
April 2, 2010
A comfy, up-tempo view of the New York indie-verse that has strong regional flourish, feeling less like a glamour shot of NY and more like a view of the city that never sleeps from a well worn studio with a big bed.
April 2, 2010
Watching this movie is no more interesting than talking to any random New York couple about what makes them tick.
April 2, 2010
April 2, 2010
Like many relationships, Breaking Upwards starts in bed and ends on the street. The journey in between, however, feels as new as anything a tiny budget and a boatload of talent could produce.
April 1, 2010
heads and tails above the rest of the "New York Hipsters in Love" movies that have come out lately.
April 1, 2010
centers around a pair of three-dimensional, neurotic, interesting characters and has a strong, certain rhythm that sets it apart.
April 1, 2010
The duo's longtime partnership imparts a palpable, lived-in intimacy, but lack of careful story construction sometimes hobbles the narrative's comic flow.
March 31, 2010
Reportedly drawing on their own romantic relationship, Wein and Lister-Jones have co-written a low-budget romantic comedy that's smart and lively and, in the end, quite affecting.
March 31, 2010
Makes one yet again wonder why filmmakers continually attempt to create art that will last out of relationships that didn't.
March 31, 2010
What stings throughout this stutter-stop relationship are the spot-on modern details, but the overall hipness is a little too forced -- it's damn funny when it could've been poignant.