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Based on 14 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 50
    Walter Addiego San Francisco Chronicle

    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 relationship at the film's core is less absorbing than the filmmakers imagine. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

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

  • 70
    Frank Scheck The Hollywood Reporter

    The film bears an undeniable stamp of authenticity in its depiction of the romantic crisis suffered by two twentysomethings in New York's ever picturesque Greenwich Village. show more

  • 70
    Mark Jenkins NPR

    The semi-autobiographical, microbudgeted Breaking Upwards is indeed precious. But it's also smart, witty and less self-absorbed than you might reasonably expect. show more

  • 50
    Boston Globe

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

  • 25
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Their conversation is so insipid that watching this movie is no more interesting than talking to any random New York couple about what makes them tick. show more

  • 60
    Time Out New York

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

  • 60
    Sara Schieron Boxoffice Magazine

    The way the film handles relationships has a similarly light but lived in air to it as well. show more

  • 58
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    Fitfully amusing, mostly annoying rom-com. show more

  • 70
    Village Voice

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

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