Where Do We Go Now? (2012)

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Set in a remote village where the church and the mosque stand side by side, Where Do We Go Now? follows the antics of the town's women to keep their blowhard men from starting a religious war. Women heartsick over sons, husbands and fathers lost to previous flare-ups unite to distract their men with clever ruses, from faking a miracle to hiring a troop of Ukrainian strippers. -- (C) Sony Pictures Classics

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic drug material, some sensuality and violent images)
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nadine Labaki, Thomas Bidegain, Rodney Al Haddad, Jihad Hojeily
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 11, 2012
Box Office: $0.5M
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Classics - Official Site

Cast


as Roukoz

as Abou Ahmad

as Pretre

as Bus Driver

as Tatiana

as Abou Ali
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Critic Reviews for Where Do We Go Now?

All Critics (74) | Top Critics (27)

This spirited troupe of women ... makes us citizens of the village, invested in their joys and fears. We grieve with them, under that burning sun, and hope with them for a lasting peace.

Full Review… | June 28, 2012
Seattle Times
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"Where Do We Go Now?" is more interesting than satisfying.

Full Review… | June 22, 2012
Detroit News
Top Critic

With elements of a musical, a melodrama and a multicultural romance, "Where Do We Go Now?" is as hard to define as the crossroads region where it's set.

Full Review… | June 22, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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This is energetic, bursting with sincerity, yet also frustrating and disappointing.

Full Review… | June 19, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

A ramshackle curiosity of a film, poorly made and more admirable in intent than execution.

Full Review… | May 3, 2015
Philadelphia Weekly

Drugs, exotic dancers, dodgy deities. This certainly isn't your usual po-faced, worthy Middle Eastern tale.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Where Do We Go Now?

Odd little movie..but quirky. Part musical at times (random singing sequences--ex. women singing together whilst they bake goodies to drug the men in their village). Seemed a little confused on whether it wanted to be a comedy, drama, or a musical. It even had a blossoming love connection that they started, then seemed to forget about. Like a said...odd movie.

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Cynthia S.

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"Where Do We Go Now?" walks a fine line from scene to scene. It's religious subject matter is undeniably touchy, but director Nadine Labaki and co. confront these age old issues with lighthearted farce, sentimentality, hard drama, jarring musical numbers and no little whimsy. Few films could have such element coexist to positive results, but Labaki uses them to strengthen the film. They don't come off as superficial and compliment her vision. This is a great little film that deserves to be seen for a myriad of reasons, most of which is it's impressive thematic balancing act. If you are looking for a stern, serious condemnation of religious indifferences, look elsewhere. "Where Do We Go Now?" is a parable that plays by it's own rules, in it's own world, but screams just as loud.

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Michael S

Super Reviewer

Labaki fails terribly trying to combine in the same film a lighthearted comedy and a serious statement on intolerance in the Middle East. Her story constantly moves with no tact from constant silly jokes to tragedy to corny melodrama, and finishes in an unvelievably naive last scene that is an offense to the viewer's intelligence.

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Carlos Magalh„es

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