Comedy / Romance
Runtime: 110 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Rama Burshtein
Starring: Dafi Alferon, Noa Koler
Synopsis: At 32, Michal, an Orthodox Jewish woman, is finally looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage, when she is blindsided by her fiancé’s decision to call off the wedding with only a month’s notice. Unwilling to return to lonely single life, Michal decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. Confident she will find a match made in heaven, she books a venue, sends out invitations and buys a wedding dress, as her skeptical mother and sister look on with trepidation. During Michal’s month-long search for a spouse, she enlists the help of two different matchmakers, goes on a series of disastrous blind dates and finds an unexpected connection with a charming but utterly unsuitable pop star–all while dismissing pleas by concerned friends and family members that she reconsider her risky plan.
“You have a nutty energy,” one bemused prospect tells Michal, and that is generally true of this brightly colored, often zany crowdpleaser with sharply written dialogue and a pop soundtrack. -NPR
Looked at coldly, this is sheer contrivance, a sitcom scheme that owes a vague debt of gratitude to Buster Keaton’s peerless Seven Chances. But the soul of Ms. Burshtein’s film lives in its lovely off-center encounters. -The Wall Street Journal