In a fresh modern spin on Woody Allen's Annie Hall, director Daryl Wein depicts two witty, charmingly klutsy and real New Yorkers - but instead of falling in love, they're trying to fall out of love. Like Allen's best work, this film is also bursting with a brilliant cast including EmmyÂ® and TonyÂ® winner Andrea Martin (SCTV, My Big Fat Greek Wedding); TonyÂ® Winner Julie White (Transformers, Monsters Vs. Aliens), and Tony Â® nominee Pablo Schreiber (Vicky Cristina Barcelona, TV's The Wire). Daryl and Zoe (played by real-life couple Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones) still care for each other, but the zip has gone out of their romance. They decide to craft a really good breakup: instead of just saying goodbye - after all, they still like each other - they date four days a week and see other people for the other three days. Simple, right? Not once their mothers and friends and would-be lovers get in on the act. Co-written by Wein and Lister-Jones and based on their real-life experiences, BREAKING UPWARDS is the freshest romance in years.
Julie White,Andrea Martin,Olivia Thirlby,Zoe Lister-Jones,Daryl Wein,Peter Friedman
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?