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The Wedding Plan (2016)

Laavor et hakir (original title)
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When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, Michal refuses to cancel the wedding arrangements. An Orthodox Jew, she insists that God will supply her a husband. As the clock ticks down.

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Yos, rock star
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Noam, Michal's sister (as Dafi Alferon)
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Alon, 'Blind date' deaf
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When her fiancé bows out on the eve of her wedding, Michal refuses to cancel the wedding arrangements. An Orthodox Jew, she insists that God will supply her a husband. As the clock ticks down.

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27 October 2016 (Israel)  »

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$31,658 (USA) (12 May 2017)

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$1,398,498 (USA) (14 July 2017)
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Noa Koler (Michal) and Amos Tamam (Shimi) played ex-spouses in the beloved Israeli TV show "Srugim." See more »

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Humorous, thought provoking, and spiritual look at a marriage decision
22 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

The movie centers around the decision of one Haredi (commonly called ultra-orthodox ) Israeli Jewish thirty-something woman's decision of if/when/whom to marry. She has been having trouble finding just the right person for herself, partly because of the men she has been meeting but partly because she is an unconventional woman in a number of ways. When her engagement is broken off , she has an unusual reaction which is the linchpin for the rest of the movie including an ending which may be surprising to some.

The movie was billed as a romantic comedy; there are indeed plenty of humorous moments, but I think it's real attraction is the issues it raises about the process of deciding to get married, what one is looking for and how it can be related to issues of faith. And although it involves the Haredi Jewish world, I think the insights and themes apply to other cultures as well , while at the same time the movie provides an entertaining window into the Haredi world.

The movie is very well directed and acted and went by quickly. Contraryto another review posted here, the audience I saw it clapped heartily at the end and lingered afterwards. Recommended.


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