SXSW Watch: Breaking Upwards Trailer


As you know, I’m a sucker for a quirky romantic comedy. It almost doesn’t matter who’s in it, as long as it is quirky. And as many of you found out two weeks ago at Sundance, I’ve already found more than a few great little comedies in the year 2008. And here comes another one, right out of the South by Southwest 2009 catalog. It is called Breaking Upwards, and it stars Zoe Lister-Jones and Daryl Wein as two twenty somethings who explore alternatives to monogamy after their relationship sours up. And as you will see from the first trailer below, it is a film written for a younger, more web-savvy generation (that would be all of you people):

And if that wasn’t enough to get you interested in the SXSW premiere, how about a crazy music video that involves Juno star Olivia Thirlby, who is also featured in the film, rapping in her brassier. Still not interested? Come on people, work with me here. Check out the rap video below. Also, keep an eye out for more coverage of this film as we descend upon SXSW ’09 starting March 13th. For more on Breaking Upwards, check out

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet.

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