Written July 15, 2013
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 June 29, 2013
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 July 03, 2013
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 July 06, 2013
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.
Written July 02, 2013
It's not easy to understand the way that Haredi Jews think, feel, act, live. After residing in the Haredi community in Jerusalem and New York City for a few years and studying in two yeshivas, a religious Jewish matchmaker introduced me to half a dozen potential grooms. Although I ultimately chose another path, I can honestly reassure viewers that this film portrays the lives of its characters with incredible realism. Start with that perspective, be open-minded, then simply enjoy this magical glimpse of the Haredi world.
By the way: Those who state that this story is fit for "Lifetime" or contains archaic attitudes simply do not "get it." For more info on the Haredi lifestyle, try Wikipedia.