So disappointed with this film. It felt very muted and wooden throughout. It was hard to see much of the relationship between the two women, it was hard to see and understand the relationships in general in this film. The relationship the main character had with her deceased father must have had complexity and layers, but we get to see so little of that. What does it mean for her when her father, someone who rejected her and repressed her in various ways, dies? We get to see that she misses him, and that other people have expectations of what she "should" feel, but I don't know really what else is going on for her. I really just wanted more from this film.

That said, as a comment on an earlier review complaining that anyone not Jewish would be entirely offended by this film, I found that this film offered a lot of new-to-me information about Jewish Orthodoxy.

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