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    Reader comments on The Holy Land

    Subject: It's an OK movie
    Date: Nov 24, 2003
    Sender: shlomoPrevious | Next

    My brother forced me to see this film with him. I think there were perhaps 12 people in the room on a Sat. night. I thought the movie was ok, and the actress playing Sasha, was perhaps the best in the movie. I looked at my watch, one hour into the film, and was discouraged that I had another 30+ minutes to sit through. I felt, that the film dragged at some parts. However, there were some interesting parts and the characters were for the most part ok. For some reason, "Mike", didn't impress me as a convincing actor, but that's just my opinion. I thought it was interesting, that all the characters were portrayed as having problems, on various levels, except the Arab one. The Arab charactor was the only figure who stayed true to his identity and convictions. Even the rabbi, who gave that silly advice to Mendi, was hypocritical and ready to deny this, when Mendi threatened to reveal this fact, if the rabbi called his parents. Perhaps it's true, and that this film implies, that while Jews struggle to find or retain our moral compass, and the USA lives in a world of silly political games, the fanatics are moving forward, with a single minded purpose of creating death and destruction.

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    Response to this comment:
    Re: A very good movie

    I think that the thrust of movie could be summed up simply in one of its lines. I just can't figure out which line. Pehaps Mendy asking about different countries that Sasha has been to and if they are all as crazy as life in Israel. The film tried to portray the internal nad external conflicts of secular, modern, religious, "settler", Arab/Israeli, and in doing so it bit off much more than it could chew. Too little character and plot development. And, the worst beards, payos and sheitel I have seen in a long time.






    Comment index:

  • The Holy Land   from Jon Johnson, Sep 5, 2003
  • Re: The Holy Land   from Boris Krayzman, Sep 6, 2003
  • Dangerous Propaganda   from jaron, Sep 9, 2003
  • Re: Dangerous Propaganda   from I LOVED THIS MOVIE, Oct 11, 2003
  • Re: Dangerous Propaganda excellent film   from Anna, Oct 21, 2003
  • A very good movie   from Susan, Oct 23, 2003
  • Re: A very good movie   from Steven, Oct 27, 2003
  • » It's an OK movie «   from shlomo, Nov 24, 2003
  • ha ha ha! what a comedy!   from Rosie D-Kirby NYC, Jan 1, 2004
  • Re: ha ha ha! what a comedy!   from Pual Freedman, May 28, 2005
  • The Holy Land   from Rick Olson, Aug 23, 2005
  • awful movie   from Lee, Sep 6, 2006
  • [no subject]   from , Apr 27, 2007
  • The Holy Land   from Jon Johnson, Sep 5, 2003
  • Re: The Holy Land   from Boris Krayzman, Sep 6, 2003
  • Dangerous Propaganda   from jaron, Sep 9, 2003
  • Re: Dangerous Propaganda   from I LOVED THIS MOVIE, Oct 11, 2003
  • Re: Dangerous Propaganda excellent film   from Anna, Oct 21, 2003
  • A very good movie   from Susan, Oct 23, 2003
  • Re: A very good movie   from Steven, Oct 27, 2003
  • » It's an OK movie «   from shlomo, Nov 24, 2003
  • ha ha ha! what a comedy!   from Rosie D-Kirby NYC, Jan 1, 2004
  • Re: ha ha ha! what a comedy!   from Pual Freedman, May 28, 2005
  • The Holy Land   from Rick Olson, Aug 23, 2005
  • awful movie   from Lee, Sep 6, 2006
  • [no subject]   from , Apr 27, 2007