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: July 2, 2004
DVD 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.

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.

Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

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

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

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