6.5/10
120
2 user 10 critic

Natasha (2015)

A forbidden romance between a 16-year-old Russian Jewish immigrant kid in Toronto and his cousin by marriage, a 14-year-old girl from Moscow with a scandalous past.

Director:

David Bezmozgis

Writer:

David Bezmozgis

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

You Are Alone (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A dark drama which takes a looks at how far its characters will go to relieve loneliness, even if only for an hour.

Director: Gorman Bechard
Stars: Jessica Bohl, Richard Brundage, Keith Herron
Natasha (2007)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A young Russian foreign exchange student arrives at the home of the vicar of a very proper english village whose residents are more than scandalised when her secret colorful past is suddenly revealed.

Director: Jag Mundhra
Stars: Algina Lipskis, Sheyla Shehovich, Richard Lintern
Natasa (2001)
Drama | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Seventeen year old Natasha, a daughter of a murdered police inspector, tries to discover her father's killers.

Director: Ljubisa Samardzic
Stars: Tijana Kondic, Nikola Djuricko, Anica Dobra
Jackie Boy (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A self-destructive womanizer falls for a girl with mysterious intentions.

Director: Cody Campanale
Stars: Alino Giraldi, Shannon Coulter, Edward Charette
Molly Maxwell (2013)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

At Phoenix Progressive School, where everyone tries to outdo each other with creative self-expression, 16-year-old Molly Maxwell (Lola Tash) would rather be invisible than risk revealing ... See full summary »

Director: Sara St. Onge
Stars: Lola Tash, Charlie Carrick, Krista Bridges
Lover's Game (2015)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Vincent and Annabella are a wealthy couple living in New York City. They want to have a child but soon discover that children will never be a possibility for them. Soon, their ambitions for... See full summary »

Director: Danielle Earle
Stars: Crawford M. Collins, Blaine Pennington, Miranda McCauley
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A post-modern romantic comedy about luck and timing in relationships, missed opportunities, unrequited love and how the grass always appears to be greener on the other side.

Director: Quincy Rose
Stars: Tyler Dawson, Christina Gooding, Jillian Federman
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When Vaughn invites his closest friends to a cabin in rural Texas to meet his fiancee, he expects a relaxing weekend reminiscing about the old days. But when his best friend arrives with ... See full summary »

Directors: Andy Irvine, Mark Smoot
Stars: Byron Brown, Kat Foster, Joey Kern
Red Diaries (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Maryo J. de los Reyes
Stars: Assunta de Rossi, Chiqui Xerxes-Burgos, Anton Bernardo
Sweet Talk (2013)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A blocked writer and a troubled young woman who meet over a phone-sex line go on a journey together.

Director: Terri Hanauer
Stars: Karen Austin, Devion Andrez Coleman, John Glover
Four in the Morning (TV Series 2016)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

FOUR IN THE MORNING is an unconventional comedy spiked with a touch of magical realism. The show follows four friends in their twenties as they navigate life at the unpredictable, emotional... See full summary »

Stars: Lola Tash, Michelle Mylett, Daniel Maslany
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Alex Ozerov ... Mark
Deanna Dezmari Deanna Dezmari ... Bella
Genadijs Dolganovs ... Roman
Sasha K. Gordon ... Natasha
Igor Ovadis Igor Ovadis ... Fima
Aya-Tatyana Stolnits Aya-Tatyana Stolnits ... Zina
Aidan Shipley ... Rufus
Mila Kanev Mila Kanev ... Dora
Pavel Tsitrinel Pavel Tsitrinel ... Meyer
Lola Tash ... Jana
Alla Kadysh Alla Kadysh ... Faina
Sergiy Kotelenets Sergiy Kotelenets ... Gena
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Boyce David Boyce ... Justice of the Peace
Kylon Howell Kylon Howell ... Kid #2
Joshua Teixeira Joshua Teixeira ... Kid #1
Edit

Storyline

A forbidden romance between a 16-year-old Russian Jewish immigrant kid in Toronto and his cousin by marriage, a 14-year-old girl from Moscow with a scandalous past.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

Russian | English

Release Date:

28 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
At 16, he's coming of age; at 14 she's too old too soon
27 July 2016 | by richard-1967See all my reviews

This is a coming-of-age movie about 16-year-old Mark, but it's much different than the usual fare. First, although shot in Toronto with an American director, about 75% of the film is in Russian with sub-titles. Second and more important, the other main character, Natasha, is s 14-year-old recent émigré from Ukraine who has seen way too many "worldly" things at way too young an age.

The unlikely friendship/romance between Mark and Natasha begins when they're thrown together when her mother marries his uncle. Natasha never smiles, says a character. But Mark is assigned by his mother to show her around their suburban town, which he dutifully does. And gradually, she learns to trust him.

There is a sweetness and tenderness that develops between Mark and Natasha, but the causes of her underlying sadness lurk nearby. It would give away too much to provide more detail. So suffice it to say that the movie works well for the most part, portraying two teenagers who both speak Russian but otherwise have very different backgrounds and life experiences, yet come together in a natural and believable way.

The use of Russian with English subtitles is so well integrated into the story that I barely noticed. It looks and feels like an English-speaking film, just one in which the principals speak mostly Rusian.


12 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed