Thursday, August 20, 2009


Movie: Arranged
Like/Don't Like: It was lovely

It's been weeks since I watched this movie and somehow I have forgot to post about it until now. This may be brief.

Emily (whom I've never actually met, she's a friend of a friend of a friend, but hi to her anyways, and thanks!) reviewed this on her blog and it sounded intriguing. Two teachers in a NY public school -- one a Jew, one a Muslim -- end up becoming friends and discover they are both going through the process of having marriages arranged for them.

In short (because that's about all I can remember): I loved the way the women and their cultures where portrayed. Not as weird or mysterious or unapproachable, but as faithful and loving people who struggle sometimes with their faith but ultimately choose it because they want to. Not because they're forced to, as so many people believe. It was nice to see religious people portrayed as rational human beings instead of fanatics or brain-washed simpletons. It was refreshing.

1 comment:

Emily said...

Hey, thanks for the nod. Glad you enjoyed the movie. We have two mutual acquaintances...AJ and Rac. Which is, apparently, enough for facebook to want us to be friends.