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Movie Review: Breaking Upwards

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"You should go to this screening tonight, Jessie. it's right up your alley," my amazing boss offered while downing his daily breakfast of diet coke and movie blog sites.

"Cool, what's it about?" I half-ass asked, knowing full well I'd go almost anywhere for free.

"It's a new indie about a couple in New York. Made on the cheap - exactly your thing. I'll get you on the list with a plus one."

"Perfect!" I thought, thinking of an evening filled with salty popcorn and emotional angst and free of any kind of physical exercise.

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Although I didn't get to my cardio last night, watching co-protagonists Zoe and Daryl storm through the streets of Brooklyn in Breaking Upwards left me both exhilarated and exhausted. The movie begins as the hip, young couple are at their highest peak of banality -- the all-too-familiar four-year "how do you want your eggs; what do you want for dinner; do we really have to have sex again this week?" mark.