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Breaking Upwards Reviews

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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...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 2, 2010
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 1, 2010
heads and tails above the rest of the "New York Hipsters in Love" movies that have come out lately.
| Original Score: 4/5
April 1, 2010
centers around a pair of three-dimensional, neurotic, interesting characters and has a strong, certain rhythm that sets it apart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 15, 2010
Scenes meant to play as breezy and hip are more often just annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
May 15, 2010
Whiny and self-indulgent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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).
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 2, 2010
Watching this movie is no more interesting than talking to any random New York couple about what makes them tick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 31, 2010
Makes one yet again wonder why filmmakers continually attempt to create art that will last out of relationships that didn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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