Ira and Abby Reviews

February 3, 2008
The steady addition of more and more characters served to fragment what could have been a charming romantic comedy.
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 12, 2007
Ira & Abby is like its characters: nice with a lot of problems.
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
It was all so fresh and funny -- when Woody Allen did it.
October 5, 2007
While there are some delightful moments overall this is pretty familiar stuff, none of it really going in a direction we haven't seen both before and better.
September 22, 2007
September 15, 2007
A romantic comedy about a kooky couple that sinks in a whirlpool of therapeutic clichés.
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.
September 14, 2007
Ira & Abby wants to explore the state of modern marriage, but finds the allure of romantic-comedy fantasies impossible to resist.
September 14, 2007
For every odd laugh it earns, also induces twice as many groans for obviousness and coincidence-fraught comic straining.
September 11, 2007
Annie Hall called, and it wants its plot back.
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?
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.