Ira and Abby Reviews

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February 18, 2012
February 22, 2008
An odd love poem for cynics who have thrown sentimentality into the garbage.
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.
February 3, 2008
Ira & Abby may drive you into therapy, but you'll be chuckling all the way.
February 3, 2008
The steady addition of more and more characters served to fragment what could have been a charming romantic comedy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
October 18, 2007
The movie benefits from an exceptionally strong line-up of supporting characters beautifully played by a top-notch cast.
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.
October 12, 2007
Ira & Abby is like its characters: nice with a lot of problems.
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.
October 11, 2007
It's sunny, oh-so-New-York and ever-so cute, and Messina and Westfeldt, under-used actors, are equally beguiling.
October 11, 2007
The group-therapy scene that wraps it up brings those substantial themes together in a way that's uproariously funny.
October 10, 2007
The result is light but surprisingly fresh, and even a bit insightful.
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.
October 5, 2007
Ira & Abby, in its breezy, low-key way, will make audiences happy -- something [director] Westfeldt already knows how to do.
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.
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