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Breaking Upwards Reviews

July 15, 2010
Scenes meant to play as breezy and hip are more often just annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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 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 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
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 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