Ira and Abby Reviews

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
November 24, 2007
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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
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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
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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
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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-
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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
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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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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 18, 2007
...Ira & Abby radiates a breathless charm, due in no small part to Ms. Westfeldt's sharp dialogue and engagingly unmannered performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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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.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
September 15, 2007
A formidable crowd-pleaser.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
September 13, 2007
This round-robin of marital malaise has more integrity than one might expect from its meet-cute beginnings.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Julia Wallace
Village Voice
September 11, 2007
Annie Hall called, and it wants its plot back.
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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.
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John Anderson
Variety
July 9, 2007
Ira and Abby is launched with an infectious elation, a no-guts-no-glory take on love that's joyous...