• Released
  • May 17, 2002
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • Romance
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Late Marriage Synopsis
Former Soviets force their son (Lior Louie Ashkenazi) to meet Jewish women.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The acting is superb, the filmmaking is imaginative, and the story never goes quite where you expect.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Watch for the director's own mother, Lili Kosashvili, a standout as Zaza's fierce, stately mama.
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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
Until the final shot, the movie keeps you wondering how it will turn out.
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Chicago Tribune

By John Petrakis
One of those welcome visitors, a movie that turns out to be much more than we expected.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Edward Guthmann
A stunning directing debut -- is anything but sentimental about old- country customs.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Whether this smart, sexy and unsparing film is a hilarious comedy or a poignant drama is a matter of personal opinion — and...
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
If you used this guy's umbilical cord for fishing line, you could land a world-record marlin.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The most important sequence in Late Marriage is a refreshingly frank sex scene involving Zaza and Judith. -- Watching this scene, we...
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New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Kosashvili's clear-eyed approach to the cultural tradition of arranged marriage balances respect and scorn, and he reconciles the comedy...
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Up and down, Late Marriage is definitely rocky, but there's never a point where we lose interest and want out -- as relationships go,...
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