Ira & Abby (2006)

R  |   |  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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Janice (as Mary Louise Burke)
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Marvin the Limo Driver (as Modi Rosenfeld)


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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


Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 May 2008 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Cásate conmigo otra vez  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$220,234 (USA) (14 December 2007)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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Greg and Dharma meets Annie Hall
14 November 2007 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews


While not up to "Jessica Stein" (which remains one of the best NY romantic comedies ever) this is a smart, witty, and winsome romance.

With a wonderful supporting cast and real thought in the filming this is definitely worth the viewing. Complaining that romantic movies are unrealistic is like complaining about the body count in action movies - either it's your cup of tea or it's not - this most definitely is our cup of tea.

Abby and Ira are two unlikely soul mates - she dippy and soulful, he neurotic and unsure; after one day they decide to marry....

Of course you know they'll have problems, and yes, the families, the therapists et al are there; but what separates this out from the herd is two things: firstly, it has modern taste, the filming and shape and arc of the film are much better than most, and secondly, a host of great performances that neatly skewer the comedy.

We enjoyed it, it is not hugely memorable, but it is enjoyable, and on that alone is recommended.

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