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Based on 15 Reviews
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  • 75
    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 of those great stage comedies of yesteryear transferred to the screen. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    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 to its therapy-centric characters and its Upper West Side milieu. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Works its way under your skin, and then into your heart. show more

  • 75
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    The film may be slight, but it is not stupid, and director Robert Cary keeps both stickiness and shtickiness at bay. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Isn't as sharply directed as "Jessica Stein," but it's still a formidable crowd-pleaser. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Neurotic New Yorkers, messed up relationships, inept analysts, infidelity -- Ira & Abby has them all, and it's anything but refreshing to trudge through this well-worn territory again. show more

  • 38
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    A stale rehash of Woody Allen-style "he's a neurotic Jew, she's a flaky shiksa" gags. show more

  • 75
    Bill White Seattle Post-Intelligencer

    Westfeldt's screenplay and Cary's direction combine to make it the best Manhattan love story since "When Harry Met Sally." show more

  • 80
    J.R. Jones Chicago Reader

    Not only delightfully funny but unaffectedly romantic. show more

  • 70
    Jan Stuart Los Angeles Times

    This round-robin of marital malaise has a lot more integrity than one might anticipate from its meet-cute beginnings. show more

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