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.
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
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 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 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.
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.
October 4, 2007
Westfeldt's screenplay and Cary's direction combine to make it the best Manhattan love story since When Harry Met Sally.
October 1, 2007
Writer and producer Westfeldt revisits the terrain of love and misunderstanding with the same breezy, romantic tone of Kissing Jessica Stein.
September 28, 2007
Ira & Abby is a comedy of errors that makes very few along the way.
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