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Breaking Upwards (2009)

 -  Romance  -  March 2009 (USA)
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A young New York couple intricately strategize their own break up.

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A young New York couple intricately strategize their own break up.

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$15,000 (estimated)

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$15,467 (USA) (2 April 2010)

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$76,382 (USA) (14 May 2010)
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impressive movie
29 December 2011 | by (Palo Alto, CA) – See all my reviews

I agree with the criticisms here, but find them easy to ignore. OK, it doesn't look like a Hollywood production, and the actors are not the best you could imagine. So what? I thought it was quite an accomplishment, given that the two stars are also involved in the screenplay, direction, and production. Yes, the characters don't really know what they want, but isn't that the point? The movie is a picture of a couple on the verge of permanence, and neither of them is quite ready to say yes or to say no. It's a very painful situation, but each of them feels the pain in different ways and at different times. After four years they know each other extremely well, but at the same time they can't quite get it together enough to really communicate. Yes, some of the things that they do are irrational, but people in this situation don't always think straight. Yes, there are lots of movies about breakups, but this one seemed original and very moving to me.


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