Ira and Abby Reviews

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Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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-
Urban Cinefile Critics
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
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
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
HollywoodChicago.com
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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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 Review | 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Orndorf
eFilmCritic.com
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.
Full Review | 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
Metromix.com
October 10, 2007
The result is light but surprisingly fresh, and even a bit insightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Betsy Bozdech
Hollywood.com
October 5, 2007
If Dharma and Greg went to therapy--a lot--you might end up with something like Robert Cary's appealing but uneven romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 4, 2007
Westfeldt's screenplay and Cary's direction combine to make it the best Manhattan love story since When Harry Met Sally.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jessica Pallington
About.com
October 1, 2007
Writer and producer Westfeldt revisits the terrain of love and misunderstanding with the same breezy, romantic tone of Kissing Jessica Stein.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
September 28, 2007
Ira & Abby is a comedy of errors that makes very few along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 24, 2007
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