David & Layla
David & Layla (2007)

This warm and breezy romantic comedy from director Jay Jonroy explores an interracial romance between the unlikeliest of partners: a Muslim refugee and a New York Jew. David Fine (David Moscow), the host of a Big Apple man-on-the-street TV… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 24, 2009
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Earnest and well-intentioned, "David & Layla" stumbles over itself too often to achieve its goals.

Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

Jay Jonroy, who wrote and directed David & Layla, has come up with some potentially funny material that doesn't quite work.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

David and Layla isn't going to solve any problems -- it's got way too many of its own.

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Harvey S. Karten
Film Journal International

The picture takes its time in developing momentum; once attained, it becomes a watchable, optimistic cri de coeur.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

Anyone can grasp the issues explored in Jonroy's comedy, and occasional missteps are easily forgiven when something new (along with a feast of great-looking food) is being brought to the table.

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Marta Barber
Miami Herald

Humor and politics finally converge in what the story is all about: finding the good in those different from you. It's a happy ending that can be enjoyed by all.

Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The road to formulaic romantic-comedy complications and ethic clichés is paved with good intentions in first-time filmmaker Jay Jonroy's cross-culture love story, which might as well be called My Big Fat Kurdish Wedding.

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

David and Layla is proof, if proof be needed, that good intentions just aren't enough.

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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter

Writer-director Jay Jonroy is better with atmosphere and visuals than with dialogue.

Kam Williams
NewsBlaze

My Big Fat Muslim Wedding!

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Flixster Audience Score: 41% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I really enjoyed this movie. Funny, smart and romantic...a perfect chick flick in my opinion. I didnt even realize until the end that it was a true story.
jay nixon
Culture clash comedy/drama with a good lead performance by David Moscow, Caricatures abound though.
Leo L
Fascinating movie. Great story plot that centralizes around two young individuals, David and Layla. David first sees Layla on the streets, and is instantly… More