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Breaking Upwards (2009)

A young New York couple intricately strategize their own break up.

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Zoe (as Zoe Lister Jones)
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Daryl
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Joanie
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Helaine
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Alan
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Maggie
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Dylan
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Erika
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Turner
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Hannah
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Brian
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Lindsay
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Jack
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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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14 March 2009 (USA)  »

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Doseis horismou  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Don't even think about wasting your time with this
13 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

Unattractive leads, a boring story and characters who all sound like they're rejects from a bad Woody Allen script combine to make this film unwatchable. The filmmakers display an incredible lack of talent from their slight plot to their casting failures to their inability to even make the film look good. In this era of cheap digital production there is no excuse for a film looking as bad as this. Who did their lighting? Obviously their egos got in the way of getting better actors for the leads, but did no one point out the meandering story or see in the dailies how bad the film was shot? Maybe friends aren't just those who'll give you money to make a film. Maybe real friends are those who tell you you're on the wrong path.


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