Cynthia and Mary show up to collect Cynthia's inheritance from her deceased grandfather, but the only item she receives is an antique sword that was believed by her grandfather to be proof that the South won the Civil War.
Shmuel, a Hasidic cantor in Upstate New York, distraught by the untimely death of his wife, struggles to find religious solace, while secretly obsessing over how her body will decay. As a clandestine partnership develops with Albert, a local community college biology professor, the two embark on a darkly comic and increasingly literal undertaking into the underworld.Written by
Sometimes I wish that there was a standardized IQ test prior to leaving web reviews. Sometimes the subject of the review is the test itself.
This is a beautifully shot, wonderfully written and acted, quirky dramedy about an interesting subject. Knowing a little about Jewish culture helps but isn't necessary. Almost every line Broderick delivers is funny - he hasn't lost any of his 80s charm.
The pacing and humor will challenge those born after 1983.
"You know what this means?... It means Harold is ahead"
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