Morirse esta en Hebreo (My Mexican Shivah)
Morirse esta en Hebreo (My Mexican Shivah) (2007)

The passing of a Mexican Jew whose appetite for life was stronger than his spiritual discipline makes for a difficult set of funeral arrangements in this comedy from filmmaker Alejandro Springall. Moishe (Sergio Klainer) was a… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 26, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ed Gonzalez
Village Voice

My Mexican Shivah kvetches its way through an insipid vision of cross-cultural conflict.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Repurposing clichés as springboards to deeper issues...[director Springall] reminds us that ritual can ease reconciliation, and that sometimes even meat and dairy can get along.

Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine

Being neither Mexican nor Jewish, I imagine I'm the perfect audience for the chaotically cross-cultural ethnography farce of My Mexican Shivah.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

Despite wacky klezmer music on the soundtrack, nothing terribly amusing or unpredictable happens.

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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

Alejandro Springall's My Mexican Shivah is another of the recent examples of the Jewish Diaspora absorbed in the preservation of its identity and its rituals in countries around the world.

Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Who needs subtitles when you can speak the universal language of stereotypes?

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Louis Proyect

An altogether charming study of a dysfunctional (what else!) Jewish family in Mexico City.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Fernando Rafael Quintero Castañeda
It was a nice try, but they didn't quite pull it off. The actors were all terrible, and the script wasn't very good. Occasional laughs, good direction… More