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Olivia Thirlby Rocks The Mic In Support Of BREAKING UPWARDS!

Beaks here...

All praise to /Film's Peter Sciretta for putting SXSW competition selection BREAKING UPWARDS on my radar. The twentysomething romantic comedy stars "real-life couple" Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones as a "fictional" couple who decide to spice up their long-term relationship by breaking up a little. Basically, they decide to have "together" days, and "fuck who you want" days, which, of course, goes off without a hitch - especially when Wein takes up with a nubile temptress played by Olivia Thirlby. I'm not familiar with the work of Wein or Lister-Jones, but they've assembled a pretty impressive cast (drawn mostly from the New York City theater scene). And then there's the Thirlby. And when you've got the Thirlby, you might as well cut a silly, FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS-ish rap video. It's embedded below, and you are quite welcome.

Take that, Joaquin. Here's the trailer:

Breaking Upwards Movie Trailer from Breaking Upwards on Vimeo

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  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST

    testing 1 2 3

    by xega


  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:13 a.m. CST


    by wbrownley

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:44 a.m. CST


    by aversiontherapy2

    I'm not sure wtf that was but it was amusing.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 1:53 a.m. CST


    by Juror Number 8

    to the video, good title though. thirlby was excellent in the wackness.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:08 a.m. CST


    by optimus122

    yummy..the other girl is hot tooo

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 4:07 a.m. CST


    by Prossor

    THE FUCK. ARE. YOU. DOING!!! are you talkbacker or not?! do i fuckin go around and test 1... no shut the fuck up xega, do i wa... NO NO!!!!!!!!!!!! DONT SHUT ME UP. am i gonna walk around and test 1 2 3? than why the FUCK are you testing right there, "oh TEST ONE TWO THREE" like this in the talkback? what the FUCK is it with you? you got any fuckin idea about 'hey it's fucking distracting! having somebody testing 1 2 3 in the tb?? gimme a FUCKIN ANSWER!!!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:53 a.m. CST

    thirlby is sexy

    by Broseph

    She's definitely hot.i just watched her in the wackness again and damn she's fine.she's a good actress to

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST

    So Sexy

    by Crow3711

    One of those "Can't put my finger on it, but I'd like to my finger ON it" type of sexy. She's so f-able.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Trailer Meh, but Rap Video was Neat

    by Freakemovie

    The plot looks pretty stupid ("Hey, want to ruin our relationship?") but the music video at least shows them to have a decent sense of humor.

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 2:44 p.m. CST a movie!!!

    by listo65

    that shit was spot on!

  • Feb. 4, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    That Wasn't Funny

    by Tokyo_Drifter

    Sure, Olvia Thirlby is very sexy. I give it that. But there really is nothing worse in comedy than very white people "rapping." It's never, ever been funny. Just embarrassing for the people doing it.

  • Feb. 5, 2009, 2:06 a.m. CST

    Thirlby = Piece of Ass

    by Horace Cox


  • Feb. 5, 2009, 2:32 a.m. CST


    by WS

    Now I hate white people.

  • Feb. 5, 2009, 1:49 p.m. CST

    by Sondhi

    Olivia Thirby has a good agent cuz i see her popping up everywhere. The dude, Daryl Wein, directed her in this nice creepy short film

  • Nov. 9, 2009, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Like watching my life play out on-screen.

    by thebearovingian

    Ohh, the heartbreak...