Breaking Upwards Synopsis
Two lovers (Daryl Wein, Zoe Lister-Jones) decide to end their relationship in stages.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
The film bears an undeniable stamp of authenticity in its depiction of the romantic crisis suffered by two twentysomethings in New York's...
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70

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The semi-autobiographical, microbudgeted Breaking Upwards is indeed precious. But it's also smart, witty and less self-absorbed than you...
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70

Village Voice

A low-budget romantic comedy that's smart and lively and, in the end, quite affecting.
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60

Time Out New York

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The overall hipness is a little too forced--it’s damn funny when it could’ve been poignant.
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60

Boxoffice Magazine

By Sara Schieron
The way the film handles relationships has a similarly light but lived in air to it as well.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Best of all is the well-used West Village setting, which feels like the perfect backdrop for a slightly offbeat love story.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Fitfully amusing, mostly annoying rom-com.
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50

Boston Globe

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The film gets stronger and more involving as the drama gets heavier and the couple’s rift grows.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Breaking Upwards has its amusing and touching moments, but we're left wondering just what we're supposed to make of it all. In the end, the...
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25

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Their conversation is so insipid that watching this movie is no more interesting than talking to any random New York couple about what...
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Rated NR