Ira & Abby


1h 45m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Ira Black, 33, is brilliant, neurotic, Jewish and has so many issues he can't fit them into 12 years of analysis. He can't finish his dissertation, he can't commit to his longtime girlfriend, and he's incapable of making a decision, even if it's just what to order at the diner. Abby Willoughby, 30,

Film Details

Also Known As
Ira & Abby: A Divorce Story, Ira and Abby, Ira and Abby: A Divorce Story
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

Ira Black, 33, is brilliant, neurotic, Jewish and has so many issues he can't fit them into 12 years of analysis. He can't finish his dissertation, he can't commit to his longtime girlfriend, and he's incapable of making a decision, even if it's just what to order at the diner. Abby Willoughby, 30, is a free spirit who's better at solving her friends' problems at the gym than selling memberships. When the two meet, the impossible happens: they fall in love, meet each other's parents and decide to get married, all in a few breathless hours. And life is good, until Ira finds out that Abby is a divorcee--two times over. Despite even more therapy, Ira can't help but feel that their marriage was built on a lie. They divorce quietly, while cracks grow wider in their parents' marriages. Ira's gorgeous analyst mother Arlene starts a secret liaison with Abby's charming voiceover artist father Michael, while Abby's mother Lynne wonders why she's no longer attractive to her husband and Ira's father Sy pretends not to notice. Ira soon realizes he's miserable without Abby. He asks her forgiveness and they marry again, this time making more realistic vows. But Ira's jealousy issues and Abby's free-floating tendencies lead him to reconnect with his ex-girlfriend. When Abby finds out about their parents' infidelities, the three couples converge for a group therapy with eight therapists. Ira and Abby ultimately realize that they were meant to be together. But divorced. Because marriage just isn't for them.

Crew

Michael Anzalone

Assistant Costume Designer

Brian Arbuckle

Music Editor

Brad Arensman

Post-Production Supervisor

Danny Baker

Song

Michelle Baker

Assistant Location Manager

Declan Baldwin

Coproducer

Jeremy Balko

Foley Mixer

Jeremy Balko

Adr Mixer

Ken Barnett

Song Performer

Phillip J Bartell

Editor

Kathleen Beall

Location Scout

Mark Beattie

Swing

Jesse Beller

Set Production Assistant

Eric Berkal

Set Production Assistant

Amanda Betz

On-Set Dresser

Beverly Billin

Office Production Assistant

Henry Binns

Song

Jim Black

Music Supervisor

Max Blaire

Production Assistant

Mary Blanchard

Scenic Artist

Anthony Blanco

Set Production Assistant

Harlan Bosmajian

Director Of Photography

Shannon Bowen

Location Manager

Ariel Bowman

Costumes

Anthony Bozanich

Assistant Editor

J Plunky Branch

Song

J Plunky Branch

Song Performer

Inna Braude

Assistant Director

Joan Brockschmidt

On-Set Dresser

Bernard Brongniart

Key Grip

Peter Bundrick

Carpenter

Ian Burbage

Grip

Michael Burke

Assistant Camera

Terrence C Burke

Camera Operator

Mike Burns

Song

Richard R. Busardo

Driver

Steve Calitri

Gaffer

Jacqueline Canto

Props

Jeff Carney

Music

Robert Cary

Song

Polly Chung

Production Coordinator

Lois H Ciganek Bernini

On-Set Dresser

Matthew Clark

Camera Operator

Dominick Cocuzzo

Grip

Pat Cocuzzo

Grip

Angela Coleman

Accountant

David Conelli

Driver

Michael Conroy

Song Performer

Richard Crawford

On-Line Editor

Bob Crewe

Song

Evan Crothers

Casting Assistant

Reginald Curte

Driver

Catherine Davis

Set Decorator

Mitch Davis

Song

Larhn Davitt

Dolly Grip

Matt Decapio

Set Production Assistant

Byron Delear

Song

Chris Delsordo

Assistant Camera

Shannon Dennard

Location Assistant

Mark Desimone

Adr Mixer

Chris Devlin

Colorist

Ged Dickersin

Line Producer

Kara Doherty

Assistant Director

Thomas Donatelli

On-Set Dresser

Raymond B Egan

Song

Micah Eisenmann

Grip

Rich Elmiger

Caterer

Bailey Ertel

Art Department

Karen E. Etcoff

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Robert Fedoris

Associate Producer

Miguel A Fernandez

Location Scout

Tim Ferraer

Grip

Shannon Finnerty

Assistant Property Master

Yolan Fisher

On-Set Dresser

Sam Fonteyn

Song

Sergei Franklin

Steadicam Operator

Valerie Gladstone

Hair Stylist

Shelly Goldhar

Cgi Artist

Dennis Green

Video Playback

Nancy Griffith

Property Master

Renaldo Guerra

Production Assistant

David Gursky

Song

David Gursky

Song Performer

Doug Hall

Costume Designer

Randy Hall

Production Assistant

Scott G G Haller

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Gerald Hammill

Song

Sam Hardaker

Song

Lee Harper

Costumes

Melanie Harris

Hair Stylist

Carrie Hash

Wardrobe Assistant

Scott Hatcher

Assistant Editor

Mark Hayes

Adr Mixer

Richard Hebrank

Construction Coordinator

Mark Henning

Song

Erin Hicks

Hair Stylist

Joshua Higgason

Props

Liz Hopkins

Associate Producer

Shadiah Ivy Hylton

Song Performer

Shadiah Ivy Hylton

Song

Vlad Ilin

Office Runner

Milly Itzhak

Assistant Camera

Richard Jankovich

Song

Gregory Jbara

Song Performer

Benjamin Jenkins

Office Production Assistant

Eric Johansen

Office Runner

Rob Jost

Music

Gus Kahn

Song

Robert Keller

Carpenter

Tess Kelly

Software Engineer

S Jay Kennedy

Song Performer

S Jay Kennedy

Song

Rilo Kiley

Song Performer

Martin Kirchoff

Carpenter

Ray Kluga

Production Designer

Meg Koschik

Production Assistant

Sara Lane

Production Auditor

David Laurentin

Coordinator

Darrell Leonard

Song

Darrell Leonard

Song Performer

Lucia Lettini

Set Costumer

Ilana Levine

Executive Producer

Alanna Nevada Levy

Art Department Coordinator

Danny Levy

Music

Jenny Lewis

Song

Terrell D Long

On-Set Dresser

Sameson Louis

Production Assistant

Randy Magalski

On-Line Editor

Patrick Mahoney

Craft Service

Lawrence Manchester

Music Engineer

Narbeh Mardirossian

Digital Effects Artist

Justin Marone

On-Set Dresser

Mike Maronna

Swing

Stephanie Marquardt

Script Supervisor

Nicholas Martakis

Grip

Lou Massa

Best Boy Grip

James Mccusker

Swing

Michael Mcdonough

Camera Operator

Keith Mcnicholas

Swing

Jonathan Melamed

Art Department

Matthew Mendelson

Generator Operator

Raynelle Irene Mensah

Production Secretary

Jessica Miglio

Photography

Andrea Miller

Makeup Artist

Jonathan Miller

Sound Designer

Jonathan Miller

Supervising Sound Editor

Christian Mondstein

Song Performer

Christian Mondstein

Song

Jen Monnar

Music Editor

Jack Morer

Song

Jack Morer

Song Performer

Kristal Mosley

Production Coordinator

Richard Murphy

Sound Mixer

Tom Nazziola

Song Performer

Tom Nazziola

Song

Jay Nierenberg

Sound Designer

Jay Nierenberg

Supervising Sound Editor

Kenny Nolan

Song

Lisa Origlieri

Loader

Joel Ossenfort

Charge Scenic Painter

Luke Owen

Loader

Timothy Paustian

Transportation Captain

Anwar Payne

Grip

Jorge M Perez

Executive Producer

Susan Perlman

On-Set Dresser

Jean Pesce

Location Assistant

Edward Pola

Song

Stu Pollard

Associate Producer

Burnside Project

Song Performer

Giacomo Puccini

Song

Chris Reynolds

Assistant Camera

Alison Riesel

Production Assistant

Joshua Rifkin

Editor

Sean Robinson

Carpenter

Jeremy Rodriguez

Grip

Neil Rosario

Song

Ilana Rotenberg

Set Production Assistant

Patrick T Rousseau

Production Assistant

Benjamin Salley

Swing

Corey Sauer

On-Set Dresser

Bryan Scanlon

On-Set Dresser

Chris Scarafile

Grip

Paul Sears

Song

George Seldon

Grip

Blake Sennett

Song

Simon Shen

Swing

Jon Simmons

Titles

Keith Slettedahl

Song

Thomas M Smalley

Driver

Curtis Smith

Assistant Director

Douglas G Smith

Executive Producer

Robert Smith

Song

Hayley Sparks

Photography

Pablo Stalman

Associate Producer

Joice Lee Stewart

Production Accountant

Spring Sutter

Accountant

Jose Tejada

Coordinator

Bernard Telsey

Casting

Acacia Thompson

Art Department

Jennifer Todd

Executive Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Ira & Abby: A Divorce Story, Ira and Abby, Ira and Abby: A Divorce Story
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Romantic Comedy
Release Date
2006
Distribution Company
Magnolia Pictures
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival.

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States Fall September 14, 2007

Released in United States on Video January 29, 2008

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Competition) August 31-September 9, 2007.

Shown at the Los Angeles Film Festival (Narrative Competition) June 22-July 2, 2006.

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at the Los Angeles Film Festival (Narrative Competition) June 22-July 2, 2006.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Competition) August 31-September 9, 2007.)

Released in United States on Video January 29, 2008

Released in United States Fall September 14, 2007