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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

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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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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 2008 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Cásate conmigo otra vez See more »

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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$220,234, 16 December 2007
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Breakout Pictures,Team Todd See more »
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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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Quotes

Arlene Black: [Of her 33-year marriage] You two need to know the truth. It's no picnic!
Abby Willoughby: Were you in love in the beginning?
Arlene Black: [simultaneously] No.
Seymour Black: [simultaneously] Not so much.
Ira Black: [unnerved] I thought you were madly in love.
Arlene Black: That's what we told you when you were younger. It was a good story, it made you happy.
Ira Black: You were never in love? That's... that's depressing!
Seymour Black: That's why we didn't tell you.
Arlene Black: You learn to love. You *learn* to love, because you're *stuck* with each other.
Seymour Black: Well, not stuck. Um - *hinged*. Hinged! You're ...
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Written by Jenny Lewis and Blake Sennett
Performed by Rilo Kiley
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great comedy, romance and relationship film
26 June 2006 | by jeggySee 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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