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Breaking Upwards Reviews

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
July 15, 2010
Scenes meant to play as breezy and hip are more often just annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
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
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
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
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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+
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
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
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Ronnie Scheib
Variety
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.
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Chuck Wilson
Village Voice
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.
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Aaron Hillis
Time Out
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