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Breaking Upwards (2009)

TV-MA | | Romance | 14 March 2009 (USA)
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A young New York couple intricately strategize their own break up.

Director:

Daryl Wein

Writers:

Peter Duchan (screenplay), Zoe Lister-Jones (screenplay) (as Zoe Lister Jones) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Zoe Lister-Jones ... Zoe (as Zoe Lister Jones)
Daryl Wein ... Daryl
Julie White ... Joanie
Andrea Martin ... Helaine
Peter Friedman ... Alan
LaChanze ... Maggie
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Dylan
Olivia Thirlby ... Erika
Pablo Schreiber ... Turner
Heather Burns ... Hannah
Tate Ellington ... Brian
Francis Benhamou ... Lindsay
David Call ... David
Sam Rosen Sam Rosen ... Jack
Max Jenkins ... Frosh
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Storyline

Their marriage turning stifling after just four years, a young New York couple attempts to escape their ennui by carefully strategizing their own breakup. Blurring the lines between fiction and reality, real-life couple Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones star as themselves in order to offer an unguarded exploration of young love, lust, and the hardships of codependency. By exploring alternatives to monogamy, creating arbitrary rules for their relationship, and doing everything in their power to avoid getting emotionally bruised, Daryl and Zoe attempt to discover a means of growing apart, together. Written by lament

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Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doseis horismou See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,467, 4 April 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$76,382, 16 May 2010
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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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impressive movie
29 December 2011 | by hal-234See 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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