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Ira and Abby Reviews

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
February 22, 2008
An odd love poem for cynics who have thrown sentimentality into the garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Urban Cinefile
February 21, 2008
Robert Carey directs his cast with zest and the film plays its laughs with a sense of gentle sardonic smirk that makes it inoffensive yet tart.
Christian Toto
Washington Times
February 3, 2008
Ira & Abby may drive you into therapy, but you'll be chuckling all the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 3, 2008
The steady addition of more and more characters served to fragment what could have been a charming romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Prairie Miller
January 26, 2008
Ira and Abby may be a divorce comedy, but the perfect marriage of two comically inspired minds, director Robert Cary (Anything But Love) and writer/star Jennifer Wesfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein) is irresistible.
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
December 7, 2007
"Ira & Abby" doesn't throw out the romantic comedy rule book, but it occasionally shuffles the pages a little for comic effect.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Adam Fendelman
October 26, 2007
In the season that has seen such loathsome films as Good Luck Chuck and The Heartbreak Kid, Ira & Abby is remarkable proof that a compelling and funny love story can appear on celluloid.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 19, 2007
On paper, Ira and Abby sounds like a sitcom (in fact, it sounds like Dharma & Greg). But intelligence and fine acting shoves it up several notches.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Peter Sobczynski
October 18, 2007
It spends so much time reminding of how quaint and kooky it is throughout that you may find yourself pulling out your wallet or purse and offering it some of your hard-earned money if it will agree to just simmer down and go away
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times
October 18, 2007
The movie benefits from an exceptionally strong line-up of supporting characters beautifully played by a top-notch cast.
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: B
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
October 18, 2007
Ira & Abby has plenty of sharp details, mostly verbal, and it gives old pros and newer faces a chance to show off their poker-faced comic wiles.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
October 12, 2007
Ira & Abby is like its characters: nice with a lot of problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
October 11, 2007
Ira & Abby is a charming film, but it's nearly great when it settles down and causally explores life's often strange complications.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
October 11, 2007
It's sunny, oh-so-New-York and ever-so cute, and Messina and Westfeldt, under-used actors, are equally beguiling.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Jason Ferguson
Orlando Weekly
October 11, 2007
The group-therapy scene that wraps it up brings those substantial themes together in a way that's uproariously funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Geoff Berkshire
October 10, 2007
The result is light but surprisingly fresh, and even a bit insightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 7, 2007
Offers some smiles and rueful insights about the vicissitudes of love, but its almost slavish imitation of the Woody Allen formula ultimately makes it seem stale.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 5, 2007
Ira & Abby, in its breezy, low-key way, will make audiences happy -- something [director] Westfeldt already knows how to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
October 5, 2007
A mixed bag with a lot of cutesy awfulness to wade through, but the acerbic ending is enough of a punchline to suggest that Westfeldt understands what a joke this kind of film can be.
Read More | Original Score: B-
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
October 5, 2007
It was all so fresh and funny -- when Woody Allen did it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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