This is a small, humorous movie in some ways, but it has a huge heart. What a nice experience.
Story: It's very simple but honestly that is fine.
Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.
The story, direction, characters, and writing/dialogue is akin to taking a tranquilizer shot to the neck, but everything else was so well done.
This is not a story of a women caving in as some said, this is a realistic portait of a women that grew in a harsh community and succeed to confront her homosexuality. The acting of both Rachaels is superb, academy material ! And the male character is really complex and beautiful
I knew about this movie and it's premise, but watching it was like seeing something I truly had no desire to see. I didn't understand some of the meanings behind certain things that should have been explained, with out a doubt . The actors did the best they could with what they had, some more than others, McAdams needs to stop trying to do accents, she just can't!
If they were childhood friends then two of them should have been ashamed at the way the Father totally denied the life of a an only child, especially being a Rabbi Some of this movie just made no sense and when it did it was poorly edited/directed. I have no clue why the sex scene was so revolting, but it was. The total opposite of what he was aiming for, I'm sure. I do NOT recommend this movie to anyone.
Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weisz) is a liberated woman living in New York City. She returns to her Orthodox Jewish community in London after her estranged rabbi father's death. There are conflicted feelings about the return of the rabbi's wayward only child. She's surprised to find her former best friends Dovid Kuperman (Alessandro Nivola) and Esti (Rachel McAdams) married to each other. Weisz and McAdams are two of the best actresses around and they deliver powerfully controlled performances. The first part is a bit slow. Mostly, that's due to the advertising that gave away its lesbian twist. The sex scene does have a quick awkward shot and I'm not enamored with the ending. This does have these actresses doing some big time lifting but the story doesn't have the highest of tension. Outside of the big three roles, this is a rather striped down movie.
Ending was a cop out. Almost a great flick, But wimped out to a standard conformist, apologetic, homage to the powers that be. This film should have been great but what a terrible waste of talent.....The ending ruined some great performances. The message of this film is: Crawl back into your miserable, middle class caves and breed, you stupid, weak, women....