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Ira & Abby
Ira Abby
Actors: Jennifer Westfeldt, Chris Messina, Judith Light, Frances Conroy, Jason Alexander
Director: Robert Cary
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
R     2008     1hr 45min

When neurotic Ira Black meets free-spririted Abby Willoughby, the impossible happens: they fall in love, meet each other's parents and decide to get married, all in a few breathless hours. Life is good for awhile, until a ...  more »

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Actors: Jennifer Westfeldt, Chris Messina, Judith Light, Frances Conroy, Jason Alexander
Director: Robert Cary
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/29/2008
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 45min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 2
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish

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Member Movie Reviews

Jonathan M. from WASHINGTON, PA
Reviewed on 9/20/2010...
Very much like a Woody Allen movie and has its quirky, comedic moments. Turns a bit more than odd at the end but was enjoyable.
Janice J. (dizzheart)
Reviewed on 9/9/2009...
One of the most boring, least romantic, most unfunny 'romantic comedies' I've ever seen. Not even good for putting me to sleep, as it is way too annoying for that. I bailed after half an hour; I recommend that you not even go that far.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

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A decent movie with a terrible message
Chad A. B. Wilson | Houston, TX | 04/02/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Ira and Abbey started off promising. It's funny and well written with a decent main actor in Chris Messina who was featured in a few episodes of Six Feet Under. And the supporting cast is really impressive--Jason Alexander, Fred Willard, and Frances Conroy, also of Six Feet Under (Six Feet Under - The Complete Series Gift Set

For most people, it's like an updated version of When Harry Met Sally.... A neurotic Jewish guy and an extremely nice white girl struggle with love. This time, however, the couple jumps immediately--and I do mean immediately--into marriage. Then the trouble begins.

The movie tells us that what we may view as a perfect marriage is really a sham of lies and false impressions. What we see as a flawed marriage may really be quite healthy in its own sad, resigned way. And the kids of these marriages have no idea what to think. They jump into the institution and get embroiled in therapy to help themselves cope.

What allows Ira and Abbey to finally save their relationship from all of this turmoil? Well, I can't say becuase that would give it away. Let's just say, however, that this really is a modern retelling of When Harry Met Sally. Watch that movie now, and it almost seems quaint. Ira and Abbey isn't quaint, but it's almost stupidly radical. The solution to everything is so ridiculous that I almost hope people do not watch this movie and resort to thinking the solution may work for them, too.

I still give it three stars, however, because overall, it's a pretty good movie. I enjoyed it throughout, for it's almost a refreshingly smart romantic comedy. Except at the end, when I felt like I had been duped."