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Ira and Abby Reviews

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Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 9, 2007
Amidst its inquiry into the feasibility of monogamy, marriage, and true love, Ira & Abby raises a more pressing issue: Is this all there is to mainstream indie filmmaking?
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Peter Sobczynski
eFilmCritic.com
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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Julia Wallace
Village Voice
September 11, 2007
Annie Hall called, and it wants its plot back.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
September 15, 2007
A romantic comedy about a kooky couple that sinks in a whirlpool of therapeutic clichés.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
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+
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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
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
September 22, 2007
Muddle-headed.
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Michael Rechtshaffen
Hollywood Reporter
July 14, 2007
Though Westfeldt has a winning way with a punch line and a perky screen presence that is very much in the Diane Keaton/Jenna Elfman mode, the picture ultimately feels like yesterday's brisket.
David Noh
Film Journal International
September 14, 2007
For every odd laugh it earns, also induces twice as many groans for obviousness and coincidence-fraught comic straining.
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
September 14, 2007
Ira & Abby wants to explore the state of modern marriage, but finds the allure of romantic-comedy fantasies impossible to resist.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
September 14, 2007
Neither Westfeldt's sunny charm nor the best efforts of a stellar supporting cast can haul her formulaic screenplay out of its tired shtick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
October 5, 2007
It was all so fresh and funny -- when Woody Allen did it.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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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.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Campbell
Cinematical
September 17, 2007
Ira and Abby is far from being an unlikable movie. It has a charming lunacy about it, which allows for much enjoyment, or at least comfortable, familiar, routine easiness (like a marriage).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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 Review| Original Score: B
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
September 18, 2007
The nicest surprise of the week -- not just nice but amazing -- is a comedy called Ira and Abby.
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.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 24, 2007
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