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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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Rama Burshtein

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Rama Burshtein
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Credited cast:
Noa Koler ... Michal
Amos Tamam ... Shimi
Oz Zehavi ... Yos, rock star
Irit Sheleg ... Sosh, Michal's Mother
Ronny Merhavi ... Feggie
Dafi Shoshana Alpern Dafi Shoshana Alpern ... Noam, Michal's sister (as Dafi Alferon)
Oded Leopold Oded Leopold ... Assaf
Udi Persi Udi Persi ... Ronen, 'Blind' date
Yonatan Rosen Yonatan Rosen ... Alon, 'Blind date' deaf (as Jonathan Rozen)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sivan Mast
Karin Serrouya
Uri Shilo Uri Shilo ... 'blind date' (the interpreter)
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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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Rated PG for thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Israel

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Hebrew

Release Date:

27 October 2016 (Israel) See more »

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The Wedding Plan See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$31,658, 12 May 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,398,498, 14 July 2017
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The film premiered at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival in the Horizons section. It won the Best Actress award in the category Israeli Feature Films at the Haifa International Film Festival 2016. See more »

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Michal: You actually give the impression of being a sane man.
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Rather disappionting
27 January 2018 | by proud_ludditeSee all my reviews

Michal (Noa Koler) is single, Orthodox Jewish woman in her thirties and living in Jerusalem. Desperate in her desire to be married, she arranges a wedding with the intent that God will help her find a groom in time for the ceremony.

Indeed, the premise is odd but it might have worked if director/writer Rama Burshtein had taken the approach of a comical farce. As the comical moments are too few and a more serious approach is used, the film falls flat by the second half even though it's fairly enjoyable in the earlier segments.

Koler is certainly likeable in the role but her character is repeatedly and annoyingly self-defeating. After a while, I had a "Cher/Moonstruck" fantasy where I wanted to bring Cher's character into this movie and slap Michal hard in the face twice and shout "Snap out of it" and then disappear and go back to "Moonstruck". (I also had this fantasy while watching the excruciatingly long "Zodiac". In that scenario, Cher's slap victim would have been the Jake Gyllenhaal character.)

By the time the conclusion rolls around, it doesn't seem to matter whether or not it is plausible. The rest of the movie before it had already lost momentum.


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