I finally went to see Nadine Labaki’s movie yesterday and I absolutely loved it!
It is by far the best movie I’ve seen this year and the best Lebanese movie ever produced. The characters, the plot, the music, the locations chosen, everything was just perfect!
There are a lot of funny scenes despite the drama involved, and I felt the movie was short despite being 110 minutes long.
Nevertheless, there are two things I did not appreciate in the movie:
– All men are portrayed as being irrational and impulsive and sometimes dumb while all women are wise and intelligent and can easily manipulate and trick their men.
– Lebanese Muslim & Christian women, living in distant villages, will NEVER go down to the city to bring back Ukrainian strippers/hookers to keep their husbands and the villages’ men entertained.
Still, those are minor details when we look at the whole movie which is simply brilliant!
I highly recommend it to all and I will definitely be watching it a second time soon.
PS: The movie scored a well deserved 7.4 on imdb and there are some nice reviews which you can read [Here].
I totally agree with your 2 notes about the movie, and the fact that the movie is great.
I may also add that the movie portrayed religious leaders as angels (which is not always true), but most important, the movie didn’t mention political leaders and their role in the sectarian conflict.
Still a great movie.
Remember, this movie’s genre is Comedy, Drama and Fantasy.. The fantasy part is key. It is a fantasy that something as simple as hash and some Ukrainian girls will actually end religious tensions..
The thing that pissed me off is when Nadine was trying to apologize to her guy. She had no reason to apologize, and even when she did, he was an ass.. He deserved all the yelling he got!
i did not like her relationship with that guy whatsoever.
i liked the movie much, most importantly the plot and its original solution.
But Nagib women are wiser n more intelligent, don’t u know that by now? 😉
Always “cherchez la femme”!
I wish I could say yes but I would be lying 😛
told you so 🙂