Making a comedy of such serious issues as religious hatred is difficult, but when it succeeds, it’s all the more important. By using traditional comedy means and combining them with some very heartbreaking moments and a strong (if relentlessly optimistic) story, Labaki manages this difficult task quite well. It’s a bit too tame for my taste though.
No rating. Public screening at my favorite cinema in Bucharest in an event organized by the embassies of the Arab countries (so we were told, without further details). Me and all the local folks who paid for the ticket were stuffed in the last 2 rows of the theatre, all the other seats being reserved. Two thirds into the movie and the subtitles disappeared for good. I stayed for 3-4 more minutes to fix it.
One of my favourite movies. I believe in women power with my all heart. So it's hard to say something bad about this movie for me. One village, two religion... Women who living in this village, have different faiths but they have one heart. Their feelings and their pains are so similar, so real, so unbearable...
I believe in strong women, i believe that they can change the world. It's really good movie to see that and reminds me Isabel Allende's quotes; "women can bring peace and prosperity to this awful planet. we need feminine energy in the management of the world because men run the world, and look at the mess we have."
We can complain about the abrupt tragic-comic changes of the plot but the biggest sin of Labaki was not to be able of balancing the heavy and light stuff in the right way. Full review: http://www.alwayswatchgoodmovies.blogspot.pt/2012/10/where-do-we-go-now-2011.html
Weak second picture from Labaki that struggles to find a tone throughout. At times serious at others whimsical at others ?musical?. Story is solid but gets sillier as it goes on as an alliance of christian and muslim women struggle to keep their men from killing one another by staging scenes not out of place in an Ealing comedy. Loved 'Caramel' a few years ago and sad to see the diminishment in this effort.