i'm came to this movie because of the 80s comedy "Just One of the Guys". well, the bed scene in the beginning was quite annoying... & i'm totally not a fan of singing in movies. i like the topic of the movie - it's great, but there are much better movies with it to watch.
Quite an accomplishment by Streisand, especially the authenticity; shtetl life reproduced down to the last detail, like Roman Vishniac's photos brought to life. Even the old world "beigele" are authentic, you won't find ones anything like that in the USA or Europe. Hitler obliterated these old-world Jewish communities forever, but Streisand brings them to life on screen, based on the story by Isaac Bashevis Singer.