The Wedding Plan
When her fiancé bows out just before their elaborately planned wedding,
an Orthodox Jewish woman gives herself, and fate, 30 days to find a suitable
replacement in writer-director Rama Burshtein’s (Fill the Void)
delightfully quirky romantic comedy.
Wall Street Journal/ Joe Morgenstern
The soul of Ms. Burshtein’s film lives in its lovely off-center encounters, since the men Michal meets turn out to be consistently interesting.
The N.Y. Times/Ben Kenigsberg
This prickly, delicately layered film from Rama Burshtein — an ultra-Orthodox director based in Israel — has the tangled ambiguity of a Talmudic lesson.
Washington Post/Mark Jenkins
The movie does have some elements of the rom-com genre: notably, a heroine who’s so zany that she schedules her nuptials without having a groom.
There's much to enjoy in "Wall," as the heroine tests her resolve as well as her faith that God will provide her with a husband.
L.A. Times/Gary Goldstein
At its heart, the film is a kind of mystical fairy tale whose messages of belief, endurance, family and belonging transcend its memorably specific people and setting.
Detroit News/Tom Long
Unexpectedly rich, “The Wedding Plan” uses the frame of an apparent romantic comedy as a vehicle to study religious faith, loneliness, culture and inner turmoil.