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Ira & Abby (2006)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  9 May 2008 (Mexico)
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A hastily married couple quickly devolve into a life of affairs, meddling parents, and therapy.

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A hastily married couple quickly devolve into a life of affairs, meddling parents, and therapy.

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First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes therapy.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Cásate conmigo otra vez  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$36,938 (USA) (14 September 2007)

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$220,234 (USA) (14 December 2007)
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Arlene Black: Marriage is not something to be taken lightly.
Abby Willoughby: I don't take it lightly, I just have a really good feeling about this.
Arlene Black: Ugh, sweetheart, it isn't about feelings. Marriage is a contract.
Abby Willoughby: It isn't about feelings?
Ira Black: Marriage isn't about feelings?
Arlene Black: No, it is, of course it is.
Seymour Black: Yeah, it's about feeling terrible and criticized.
Arlene Black: [coldly] Sy, don't start.
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great comedy, romance and relationship film
26 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was one of the most entertaining films I have seen in a long time. I was looking forward to seeing this film by Jennifer Westfeldt since her "Kissing Jessica Stein" was such a delight. Everyone I know has said that was one of their favorite films.

"Ira and Abby" definitely doesn't disappoint. The casting is amazing with many top stars. Sometimes it appears that directors choose famous actors only for their celebrity. Not so in "Ira and Abby" since all of the actors give great performances and are not just caricatures. Jason Alexander, as one of the several psychiatrists in the movie, sheds his Seinfeld persona and truly gets into his character. Same with Robert Klein, who gives one of his best performances. Jennifer Westfeldt, as Abby, is refreshing and natural and is a joy to watch as she goes through myriad of emotions and transformations in the film. Kudos to the casting director for all of the excellent choices.

The writer and director have intelligently avoided showing us a serious subject as simply funny and without pain. There is a lot of humor but also a serious side with a twist ending that makes this film a must see for all ages. It is an original and refreshing take on modern romance.


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