The film bears an undeniable stamp of authenticity in its depiction of the romantic crisis suffered by two twentysomethings in New York's ever picturesque Greenwich Village.
The overall hipness is a little too forced--it’s damn funny when it could’ve been poignant.
That whole meta-biographical aspect doesn't bug me much because everybody who's ever written or directed a romantic comedy is drawing on their own emotional experience; this one's just a little more obvious about it.
Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News
Best of all is the well-used West Village setting, which feels like the perfect backdrop for a slightly offbeat love story.
Sara SchieronBoxoffice Magazine
The way the film handles relationships has a similarly light but lived in air to it as well.
Happily, "Upwards" picks up immeasurably when three legit luminaries (Andrea Martin, Julie White, Peter Friedman) enter the picture as the couple's parents.