Ira and Abby
Ira and Abby (2006)

Love at first sight has some interesting repercussions a few months down the line in this offbeat romantic comedy. Ira Black (Chris Messina) is a wildly neurotic thirtysomething who can't get his life in gear -- the son of a pair of… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 23, 2006
DVD Release Date: January 29, 2008
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ira & Abby overcomes the somewhat clichéd plot with witty dialogue and earnest performances.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

An odd love poem for cynics who have thrown sentimentality into the garbage.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

Ira & Abby is like its characters: nice with a lot of problems.

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Urban Cinefile

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.

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Nell Minow
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie benefits from an exceptionally strong line-up of supporting characters beautifully played by a top-notch cast.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

It's sunny, oh-so-New-York and ever-so cute, and Messina and Westfeldt, under-used actors, are equally beguiling.

Christian Toto
Washington Times

Ira & Abby may drive you into therapy, but you'll be chuckling all the way.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

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.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Ira & Abby, in its breezy, low-key way, will make audiences happy -- something [director] Westfeldt already knows how to do.

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Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

The steady addition of more and more characters served to fragment what could have been a charming romantic comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Alice Shen
Another win for Jennifer Westfeldt. In disagreement with friend and Flixster reviewer, Jim Hunter, I think the group therapy session is the most amazing scene… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Ira & Abby," Ira(Chris Messina) has spent the last six years of his life working on his doctoral dissertation on… More
Jim Hunter
A couple quickly falls in love and marries, and then they have to deal with the ramifications. This film is remarkably uneven. It is often jaunty and farcical,… More
Fascade Fiveoneeight
Don't know how I missed or passed this one up..but it was simply hilarious. To me, Ira Black (Chris Messina) plays the part of the perfect neurotic… More
Jennifer Xu
I'm at least glad to know that somebody is filling in for the psychoneurotic Jewish dilettante while Woody is off parading himself in Europe doing… More
Deb S
"This is a f^cking nightmare" Judith Light. Pretty much sums this movie up. At 33, Ira can't make up his mind about anything. He's has an… More