Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi
Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2004)

A teenager discovers he may be a genius, which turns out to be a less-than-welcome surprise to his family, in this comedy-drama from Israel. Shlomi (Oshri Cohen) is a 17-year-old boy who has unwittingly become the most important member of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 7, 2004
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Critic Score: 69% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle

Zarhin has a fine ear for dialogue with refreshing directness and loud rings of truth, but he also knows when to let looks speak volumes.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Where writer-director Zarhin excels is in offhanded human comedy -- in the craziness that comes with being a teenager in a house full of lunatics to whom you're related.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

What it's really about is a subject anyone who has ever been an adolescent can relate to: the period when you start to take responsibility for what kind of person you are and what kind of life you're going to have.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Like its protagonist, Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi is slow to reveal its charms.

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

An Israeli Good Will Hunting, a feel-good movie about an unassuming teen and the machinations necessary to reveal his hidden genius.

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Cherryl Dawson and Leigh Ann Palone
TheMovieChicks.com

Oshri Cohen has such a gentle way about him - it works well for a character that would gladly be the caregiver for the world.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

The story in director Shemi Zarhin's film proves predictable and a little too delighted with its own quirkiness.

Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Zarhin's episodic, unpredictable film is life-affirming.

Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

A warm exception to coming-of-age stories that accent the tacky and vulgar aspects of adolescent awakening.

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Mark Abell
Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi is a tender, sweet coming of age story about a boy, ignored by his classmates, taken for granted by his family, and dismissed by his… More

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