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Let My People Go! (2013)

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Average Rating: 3.9/10
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A sweet and hilarious fusion of gay romantic comedy, Jewish family drama and French bedroom farce, Mikael Buch's Let My People Go! follows the travails and daydreams of the lovelorn Reuben (Nicolas Maury), a French-Jewish gay mailman living in fairytale Finland (where he got his MA in "Comparative Sauna Cultures") with his gorgeous Nordic boyfriend. But just before Passover, a series of mishaps and a lovers' quarrel exile the heartbroken Reuben back to Paris and his zany family-including

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Christophe Honoré, Mikael Buch

Jun 17, 2013

$16.9k

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Oy vey doesn't begin to address the result.

February 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Globe
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The road to the inevitable slapsticky Seder is paved with more sweetness than bite, a good deal of frantic foolishness and progressively thinner laughs, all wrapped in a message of acceptance and inclusiveness.

January 17, 2013 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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Among gay Jewish French postman movies, "Let My People Go!" may be a Hall of Fame entry, but alas, by any other standard this would-be sex comedy is a dismal failure.

January 11, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Post
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Reuben is a whiny and uncoordinated prodigal son. His constant chafing at himself and the world is the film's biggest problem; by the midway point we're all wishing him back in Finland where he belongs.

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Times
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The result is late Woody Allen, when early might have done the trick.

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: NPR
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Though under 90 minutes, the whole frantically zany affair seems to last at least eight days. It might help to have a bottle of Manischewitz handy.

January 10, 2013 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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Though the film alludes repeatedly to the story of Exodus, it remains bound to hysterical stereotypes and hyperbolic plotting.

February 28, 2013 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
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May well be the world's first French-Jewish-Finnish-Gay movie. Enjoyably campy.

January 19, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Dearest
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It will amuse and delight you because it never takes itself too seriously.

January 13, 2013 Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru
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Without a consistent stylistic playfulness to match the histrionic scenarios, the action often feels just plain silly.

January 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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