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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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Official Sites:

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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: 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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Features Harvey (1950) See more »

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Soy Wonder
Performed by David Gursky (Piano)
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One unbelievable cliché after another
8 November 2014 | by michaeljayallenSee all my reviews

Somehow the filmmakers got lots of interesting and known but not quite star actors to show up. Everyone does a good job, particularly the actor playing Ira. Abby tends to thin whining. Real New York City locations (I live here).

But nothing is believable ever. Abby would not last one week in her job, which is selling gym memberships. There is no reason for her and Ira to get married after just meeting. He seems pretty normal and she seems rather obviously really high maintenance. It is no Bogart and Bacall kind of deal.

The film is sort of watchable minute to minute if you ignore the fact that none of it is justified in reality in any way, and never manages to cast the sort of spell a movie that isn't necessarily real but manages to establish a reality the viewer can go along with has to do.

I often found it often pretty easy to predict what was going to happen before it actually did.

Pretty much everyone in the film either is a $300 an hour therapist or going to a $300 an hour therapist every week. Ira's therapist parents seem to have never discussed anything with each other.

Maybe if you see it for fee on PBS like I did it might be worth it to see Jon Hamm with longer non-Mad Man hair and clothes looking like a regular shmo in a small part.

Overall, not really an indie. More of a superficial low budget conventional but subnormal movie.


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