A couple years back, Zoe Lister-Jones went to her boyfriend, Daryl Wein, with an unorthodox suggestion: she wanted to take "days off" from their relationship. On those days, they wouldn't see each other or talk to each other; they'd be free to do whatever they wanted to do, even if it meant sleeping with other people.

Wein was intrigued, and not just about what was happening to his relationship. Lister-Jones and Wein are both actors, and writers, and filmmakers -- a couple of New York-based grade-A, Type-A personalities. They don't lie around waiting for their phones to ring. So they took the idea one step further: They made a movie about it. The result, 'Breaking Upwards,' opens this weekend (and like most IFC Films releases these days, will also be instantly available on-demand). A couple years back, Zoe Lister-Jones went to her boyfriend, Daryl Wein, with an unorthodox suggestion: she wanted to take "days off" from their relationship. On those days, they wouldn't see each other or talk to each other; they'd be free to do whatever they wanted to do, even if it meant sleeping with other people.

Wein was intrigued, and not just about what was happening to his relationship. Lister-Jones and Wein are both actors, and writers, and filmmakers -- a couple of New York-based grade-A, Type-A personalities. They don't lie around waiting for their phones to ring. So they took the idea one step further: They made a movie about it. The result, 'Breaking Upwards,' opens this weekend (and like most IFC Films releases these days, will also be instantly available on-demand).

Wein and Lister-Jones wrote, produced and star in the tiny-budgeted, $15,000 film. Wein directed it. Lister-Jones catered it. They shot it in their apartments and in the apartments of friends, which is one of the things that gives 'Breaking Upwards' such an authentic New York feel. And together, because of the deal they struck with distributor IFC, they're also in charge of their own marketing. Which brings us to this, the first of several viral videos they've made to promote their labor of love. With raps like "Movies are out, they're boring, they're s**tty," and indie darling Olivia Thirlby complain-rapping about the budget while flashing her bra, it's fast becoming an online hit.

Warning! Video Contains Explicit Language.



CATEGORIES Video, 'Fone Finds