Written December 19, 2014
A big void needed to be filled in this movie because very little ever takes place in this slow moving film. I did learn something about the Jewish tradition but found the movie quite boring otherwise.
Written December 18, 2014
What a sweet movie this was! I loved it. It's about a Hasidic family that has lost a daughter, sister, wife in childbirth and how they cope with the loss and with the situations that arise due to that loss. Their love for each other throughout their ordeals, oppositions, agreements and disagreements is both heart-warming and heart-wrenching.
One of the tenderest lines in the movie is when Rivka, the new grandmother, while considering the possibility of her son-in-law Yochay (and her grandson!) moving away to remarry, says to her husband "I am afraid I will lose my mind..." and he responds to her, "Then lose your mind. I am right here."
This movie was both a matter-of-fact, and an exquisitely moving, portrayal of a family enduring grief along with care, commitment, and love. "Fill the Void" is definitely worth your time.
Written September 30, 2014
This would be an okay little one-hour TV program; but for a full screen movie theater, slow, very predictable and a waste of time and money. The acting was okay, but it looked like it was shot in a stage location box. Stifled and boring.
Written November 23, 2014
I loved it. It is a story within a culture, maybe a few generations after "Fiddler On The Roof". A culture steeped in tradition, wisdom, knowledge and doing the right thing. It taught me about honesty and wisdom prevailing. In hebrew with English subtitles. Perfectly cast, sensuality between characters amazingly apparent .
Written September 23, 2014
I like it. I think it's not movie for everybody but for somebody who want to think about whole situation...regardless it's ortodox jewish family or just happens around you.