Meduzot (Jellyfish)
Meduzot (Jellyfish) (2008)

Israeli co-directors Etgar Keret and Shira Geffen's ensemble comedy drama Meduzot (aka Jellyfish, 2007) weaves together multiple seriocomic tales of intersecting lives, set against the deep azure backdrop of Middle Eastern seascapes.… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: September 30, 2008
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lyrical, well-crafted and inventive, Jellyfish smartly mixes comedy, drama and magic realism.

Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

Jellyfish, with its pervasive sense of mysticism, is anything but standard, predictable storytelling. What is it exactly? Well, you might as well ask a jellyfish.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A little piece of cinematic poetry.

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Jon Frosch
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)

Keret and Geffen observe situations with such a low-key, spaced-out humor that moments in which their depressed characters finally reach for human connection sneak up on you with unexpected emotion.

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Jason McBride
Globe and Mail

Thematically, it's extremely precise, and one of its most compelling themes is the failure, or uselessness, of language.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Provides a diverting portrait of modern-day Israel, as the filmmakers eschew history, politics and religion to focus instead on more intimate and universal issues of fate, loss and the longing to connect.

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Dan Jardine
Cinemania

This festival favourite has moments of promise but Jellyfish is lacking, has an unwillingness to completely contextualize the women in this contemporary setting

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Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic

Most of the first hour passes without much more forward motion than its namesake. But in the corners and niches of that slow development, we get to know a handful of people, crisply drawn in fast sketches.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A brief, haunting tale of three women in contemporary Tel Aviv, Jellyfish seems to float in its viewers' consciousness; you'll remember its images long afterward.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Explores modern-day loneliness and alienation in Tel Aviv.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Jellyfish" starts with Batya(Sarah Adler) kicking her boyfriend out of their apartment but has second thoughts which affects her… More
John Ballantine
Enchanting and intriguing. The Israeli version of the converging story line executed quite effectively.