Ira and Abby Synopsis
Ira and Abby discover that doing what is expected of you isn’t always the best way to happiness.
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Chicago Reader

By J.R. Jones
Not only delightfully funny but unaffectedly romantic.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Isn't as sharply directed as "Jessica Stein," but it's still a formidable crowd-pleaser.
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
Westfeldt's screenplay and Cary's direction combine to make it the best Manhattan love story since "When Harry Met Sally."
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Works its way under your skin, and then into your heart.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
The film may be slight, but it is not stupid, and director Robert Cary keeps both stickiness and shtickiness at bay.
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San Francisco Chronicle

A similar blend of comedy and a grumbling skepticism about the essential goodness of human beings makes Ira & Abby feel, at times, like one...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
To do rough justice to this special treat in not much space, let me first stipulate that it evokes any number of Woody Allen films, thanks...
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Los Angeles Times

By Jan Stuart
This round-robin of marital malaise has a lot more integrity than one might anticipate from its meet-cute beginnings.
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Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Neurotic New Yorkers, messed up relationships, inept analysts, infidelity -- Ira & Abby has them all, and it's anything but refreshing to...
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
A stale rehash of Woody Allen-style "he's a neurotic Jew, she's a flaky shiksa" gags.
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Saying yes is easy staying yes is alot harder

By moviemaven65
A beautiful film filled with laughter for the audience and cheers for the characters as they struggle against themselves and everyone around them to stay with the 'yes' in their hearts and guts. The...

Ira & Abby

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Rated R | For language and some sexual content