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  • Summary: This heartening family comedy and surprising love story focuses on the captivating character of one boy blessed with extraordinary cooking talents, who discovers through the power of love that the sky is the limit. (Strand Releasing)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    75
    ''Bonjour" is especially lucky in having Shlomi Bar-Dayan, the 16-year-old misfit of the title, played by a young actor named Oshri Cohen, who's able to convey the impossibility of ever making sense of the world with a single bruised gaze.
  2. This soulful tale of a teenage underachiever who exhibits flashes of genius is a surprise on the order of wandering the movie desert and finding the Garden of Eden.
  3. Deftly composed of many small moments, this gentle Israeli film skirts politics to portray a family that is blessedly normal in its internal chaos.
  4. Reviewed by: Eve Zibart
    70
    Falls somewhere between "Cinderella" and "Malcolm in the Middle," and that's pretty much the challenge that faces actor Oshri Cohen, who very nearly pulls it off.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    60
    There's nothing unique about Zarhin's plot -- it's a standard coming-of-age tale with traces of "Good Will Hunting" -- but she portrays the intra-family dynamics with unusual honesty and accuracy.
  6. 50
    A bit naive and formless.
  7. 25
    Nothing in it -- plot, dialogue or character development -- reaches today's standards of filmmaking.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. SharonY.
    Sep 23, 2005
    9
    I agree with Anonymous. Totally sweet movie. I rented it several months ago and have often thought of it since with pleasure. Have a nice evening.

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