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  • Summary: Set within the Georgian émigré community of Tel Aviv, Late Marriage is a sexy and biting comedy of manners that investigates what happens when human beings get stuck between the rock of true love and the hard place of family tradition. (Magnolia Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. The acting is superb, the filmmaking is imaginative, and the story never goes quite where you expect.
  2. Watch for the director's own mother, Lili Kosashvili, a standout as Zaza's fierce, stately mama.
  3. 90
    The most fruitful twist in Late Marriage is that at its core lies not a snippy domestic farce but a prolonged, dirty, and wholly credible sex scene, which starts and stops and starts again, and in which argument and arousal are entwined like limbs. [27 May 2002, p.124]
  4. Reviewed by: Lisa Nesselson
    80
    As wrenching as it is funny.
  5. 75
    The most important sequence in Late Marriage is a refreshingly frank sex scene involving Zaza and Judith. -- Watching this scene, we realize that most sex scenes in the movies play like auditions.
  6. A stunning directing debut -- is anything but sentimental about old- country customs.
  7. 50
    Late Marriage's stiffness is unlikely to demonstrate the emotional clout to sweep U.S. viewers off their feet.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3

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