Late Marriage
Late Marriage (2002)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 17, 2002
DVD Release Date: February 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 88% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An observant black comedy about arranged marriages and tradition.

Susan Stark
Detroit News

A romantic comedy enriched by a sharp eye for manners and mores.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

A canny (and profoundly sexy) movie.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

A terrific, thoroughly engrossing motion picture.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A closely observed, somewhat funny, ultimately very sad movie.

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

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.

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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune

One of those welcome visitors, a movie that turns out to be much more than we expected.

Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Late Marriage's stiffness is unlikely to demonstrate the emotional clout to sweep U.S. viewers off their feet.

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Karina Montgomery

I am sorry that I was unable to get the full brunt of the comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Interesting look at ancient traditions in a modern culture and the damage they inflict on all involved. Lior Ashkenazi is excellent.
Sunil Jawahir
'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' with a heartbreaking twist.
John Ballantine
Oh Lord! Someone compared this to My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I'm sure that Dover Koshashvili is having kittens about that comment. Another tale of a… More
FanGirl Browncoat
This film takes an unblinking look at the power of custom, culture and family and the effects they can have on an individuals life and happiness. Intense and… More
Leo L
An interesting movie! Set upon family honor and traditions, this follows the forbidden love between Zaza and Judith. Zaza comes from a close-knit family that… More