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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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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:

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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thoroughly enjoyable.
21 November 2010 | by mrizzo-903-703114See all my reviews

I loved this film. I'm not a big "indie" buff but I found myself pleasantly surprised.

The story line was touching. At times you wanted to hate Zoe, making the movie all the more enjoyable. Characters with flaws, even flaws that annoy the hell out of the audience, are needed sometimes. I felt like these were real people, largely due to the script and the acting. (both of which were great.) This was a story of love: confused, strange love. But I highly enjoyed it regardless.

Daryl Wein has an immense amount of talent and knows how to beautifully tell a story.


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