Breaking Upwards
Breaking Upwards (2010)

Their marriage turning stifling after just four years, a young New York couple attempts to escape their ennui by carefully strategizing their own breakup. Blurring the lines between fiction and reality, real-life couple Daryl Wein and Zoe… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 12, 2010
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Critic Score
61%
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User Score
58%


Critic Score: 61% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Russo
Boston Globe

Scenes meant to play as breezy and hip are more often just annoying.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

While Alex Bergman's photography is often impressive, Wein's editing has the short attention span of a Hollywood movie, without the accompanying cocaine rush.

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Michael C. Walsh
Boston Phoenix

Wein's debut feature is kind of a mess: he withholds and warps the emotions of the main characters till there's little sympathy to be had. But though this tactic is usually enough to derail a film, it works here...

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

Breaking Upwards has its amusing and touching moments, but we're left wondering just what we're supposed to make of it all.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

Much ado about a very rote situation, with a hammy excess of New York Jewish shtick (lead offender: Andrea Martin as Zoe's kvetching mom).

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Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

Whiny and self-indulgent.

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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times

Comes knocking at the door like a wolf in sheep's clothing, draping reality in a fictional romantic comedy about a twentysomething NYC couple named Daryl and Zoe whose relationship is coming apart.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Watching this movie is no more interesting than talking to any random New York couple about what makes them tick.

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Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Yes, it's a little low-budget loopy. But that's part of its charm. Zoe Lister-Jones and Daryl Wein explore new relationship-ending methods with wry indie flare.

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Flixster Audience Score: 58% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A couple who are bored with their relationship incrementally break up. <i>Breaking Upwards</i> is a charming, realistic depiction of a couple who… More
Walter M.
"Breaking Upwards" starts with Zoe(Zoe Lister-Jones, who wrote, produced and come to think of it does remind me a little of Kristin Scott Thomas) and… More
Alice Shen
A stagnant couple orchestrates an incremental break-up, spending less and less time with each other to cushion the emotional blow. This is a legit indie: low… More
Quinto Wallight
This is the kind of movie that will mostly, if not only, resonate with people who have been in the same situation as these two characters - which I imagine are… More
Shawn Ewing
A realistic depiction of both the hardships and growth of a breaking relationship.

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