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Ira & Abby (2006)

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

Director:

Robert Cary
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Messina ... Ira Black
David Margulies ... Dr. Arnold Friedman
Spiro Malas Spiro Malas ... Greek Waiter
Kali Rocha ... Tracy
Jennifer Westfeldt ... Abby Willoughby
Brad Bellamy Brad Bellamy ... Henry
Kevin Sussman ... Lenny
Marylouise Burke ... Janice (as Mary Louise Burke)
Judith Light ... Arlene Black
Robert Klein ... Seymour Black
Michael McGrath Michael McGrath ... Tony the Doorman
Fred Willard ... Michael Willoughby
Frances Conroy ... Lynne Willoughby
Malachy McCourt ... 1st Justice of the Peace
Modi ... Marvin the Limo Driver (as Modi Rosenfeld)
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Quotes

Abby Willoughby: Do you have pets?
Ira Black: Oh, no. No. No, I - I have a fear of perishables. You know - pets, dairy products, produce. Anything that dies, I don't intend to, uh - not for me.
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Connections

Features Harvey (1950) See more »

Soundtracks

Ripcord
Written by Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett
Performed by Rilo Kiley
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User Reviews

 
The most intelligent and enjoyable romantic comedy I have seen in years!
26 June 2006 | by atompkins-1See all my reviews

We saw the film at its LA Film Festival premier on June 23, and it is terrific! The film follows Ira (Chris Messina), a neurotic therapist-to-be through his chance meeting and resulting relationship with warm, free-spirited Abby (Jennifer Westfeldt). Messina's performance was convincing and great fun. Jennifer Westfeldt is more beautiful - and just as engaging - as she was in Kissing Jessica Stein. The combination of Judith Light and Robert Klein as Ira's parents was perfect. Klein's comedic timing is a great complement to Westfeldt's brilliant script. Fred Willard is Abby's dad, and his performance is terrific as well. This is the most intelligent and enjoyable romantic comedy that I have seen in years.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2008 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,938, 16 September 2007

Gross USA:

$221,096

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$563,611
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (European Film Market)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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