Breaking Upwards

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About Breaking Upwards

Breaking Upwards' follows a young, real-life New York couple in a fictional narrative loosely inspired by their open relationship. After four years together, the two have grown stifled. Desperate to escape their ennui, but fearful of life apart, they decide to intricately strategize their own break up. Based on an actual experiment in real-life devised by filmmakers and partners, Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones, the film interprets a year in their lives exploring alternatives to monogamy, and the madness that ensues. The couple inhabits a hyper-articulate, emotionally layered world where twenty-somethings are portrayed in a complex and thoughtful new light. An uncensored look at young love, lust, and the pangs of codependency, 'Breaking Upwards' follows its characters as they navigate each others' emotions across the city they love. It begs the question: is it ever possible to grow apart together?

All Original Soundtrack on iTunes featuring the voices from the stars of the film.

Acclaim

"CRITIC'S PICK. SHARP AND AFFECTING."
Miranda Siegel, New York Magazine
"Breaking Upwards is well-scripted, well-shot and features an intergenerational cast that includes Tony winner Julie White and JUNO's Olivia Thirlby."
Paper Magazine
"Wein and co-star Zoe Lister-Jones assemble playful narrative with vibrant dialogue and a swift pace."
indieWIRE
"The first great romantic comedy of 2010."
Erik Davis
"GRADE A! Heartwarming…brings to mind Woody Allen's ANNIE HALL"
Adam Sweeney
"Effortlessly hip and funny..easily ranks among the best films about relationships I've ever seen."
Quiet Earth

Awards

Audience Award
Little Rock Film Festival
Grand Jury Prize
Brooklyn International Film Festival
Best Narrative Feature
Brooklyn International Film Festival
Best Screenplay
Detriot Windsor International Film Festival
Best Narrative Feature
Big Apple Film Festival
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Opens 4/02/2010

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Breaking Upwards
US | 2010 | U | 88 min
Apr 2, 2010

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