Late Marriage
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Set within the Georgian emigre community of Tel Aviv, a look at what happens when human beings get stuck between the rock of true love and the hard place of family tradition. Lily and Yasha are distraught that their 31-year-old son Zaza has not yet married. He is handsome, intelligent, and charismatic... So why no wife? Zaza humors his parents as they expound on the need for him to marry a young virgin (beautiful and from a good family of course) and suffers as they drag him to meet one "suitable" girl after another. But he is uninterested: In brazen disregard of his parents'… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 88%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A romantic comedy enriched by a sharp eye for manners and mores."
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"A canny (and profoundly sexy) movie."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"Unfunny comedy with a lot of static set ups, not much camera movement, and most of the scenes take place indoors in formal settings with motionless characters."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"a blistering (and often funny) critique of conservative family traditionalism intruding on the realm of romantic love"
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"'The film, in its own remarkably observational way, gradually transforms from an often brutal comedy into a domestic horror film.'"
‑ Nathaniel Rogers,
"A terrific, thoroughly engrossing motion picture."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"A closely observed, somewhat funny, ultimately very sad movie."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"I am sorry that I was unable to get the full brunt of the comedy."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"'...young, savvy cinematic sensibility framed by the limitations of a conservative, unrelenting culture.'"
‑ Anita Schmaltz, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"This terrific film is fueled by several scenes that are shocking -- but not for the reasons you might think. The shocks here come not from the unexpected sensationalism of them but from their bracing humanity and spontaneous, eye-opening rawness."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"One of those welcome visitors, a movie that turns out to be much more than we expected."
‑ John Petrakis, Chicago Tribune
"A highlight of Israeli cinema of the past decade, Kosashvili's impressive feature debut is an extremely powerful film is a tale of family tyranny and intergenerational conflict within a Georgian-Jewish community."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"This film feels truly lived in, and guides us without ever feeling manipulative or calculating. The performances are naturalistic and utterly convincing."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"Funny, clever and bittersweet - often all at the same time."
‑ Jeffrey Bruner, Des Moines Register
"Late Marriage is an in-your-face family drama and black comedy that is filled with raw emotions conveying despair and love."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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