Mendel (Glenn Fitzgerald) says Sonia's (Renée Zellweger's) birthstone is the ruby, this would make her birthdate somewhere in July. See more »
Most of the action takes place between Sonya's birthday, which is in July, as evidenced by her birthstone, the ruby), and Yom Kippur, which is in the early fall. However, in all the outdoor scenes, it is clearly winter, as evidenced by the winter coats on all characters and extras. See more »
Performed by Jesus Alemañy's Joubanismoi
Written by Maraca (as Orlando Valle)
Courtesy of Hannibal Records, a Byodisc label
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group See more »
One of the most touching movies about the plight of orthodox women
The cast is remarkable.
Rene Zellweger gives the performance of her life hovering between wanting to be respectful and to blossom as a business woman and mother.
She is so much smarter than her husband and wants so much more than she has that your heart aches for her. By the end of the movie the bright caterpillar is on its way to being a butterfly.
The movie accurately depicts the present condition of the Hasidic movement in New York and Brooklyn and shows its strengths and weaknesses. The jewelry business is depicted as neither black nor white, but a series of grays.
This is a great film and Rene Zellweger should be toasted for risking much and achieving more. Carol Kane was wonderful in Hester Street and Amy Irving likewise in Crossing Delancy. But Rene Zellweger soars.
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