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Yana's Friends Reviews

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An appealing Israeli film about the resiliency needed by a small band of Russian immigrants to survive in difficult times.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

October 13, 2001
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Sweet, sexy, and unexpectedly enchanting, "Yana's Friends" is the little feel-good comedy that could.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: B+

March 22, 2002
Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
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The film eloquently persuades us that it is better to laugh than cry and better to make love than war, messages that never go out of date.

April 18, 2002
Desson Thomson
Washington Post
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The movie won 10 Israeli Academy Awards and prizes at various film festivals. It's easy to see why.

November 15, 2002

Lots of charm and likeable characters add up to a delightful movie.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3.5/5

July 12, 2002
Joshua Tanzer

A small surprise at the end made me feel good about the whole movie, turning an amusing but slightly bland story into a winning experience.

Full Review Source: Offoffoff | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 11, 2003
Harvey S. Karten

A film whose warm-heartedness overcomes a lack of style.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 26, 2001
Damon Smith
Boston Globe
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A tender, spirited look at love and community in the midst of war.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 3/4

June 21, 2002
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

An accomplished debut with heart, war and sex.

November 15, 2001
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide

Portrays not only the fear that Israelis live with every day, but also the difficulties in a nation where people are arriving from all over the world, not knowing Hebrew.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 71/100

February 9, 2004
Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
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A warm humanity washes over this lovely film, whose message is that gestures of love, however small or awkward, are crucial to the complicated art of survival.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle

September 26, 2001
Bob Thompson
Jam! Movies

Kaplun (director Arik's wife) as Yana has a knack for maintaining her dignity and her poise while struggling through her humiliating problems.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies

October 8, 2001
Jason Anderson

[Yana's] understated optimism and enjoyment of life gives the film much of its vitality.

Full Review Source: eye WEEKLY | Original Score: 3/4

October 8, 2001
Amy Taubin
Village Voice
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Kaplun's smart, scrappy romantic comedy Yana's Friends displays an insouciance rarely found in Israeli film.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 9, 2001
Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
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Slight though it may be, Yana's Friends is life-affirming and filled with comic spirit that erupts even at the worst of times.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

October 12, 2001
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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One of the best date movies to come out in months.

October 12, 2001
Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
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I never imagined that Yana's Friends would one day turn out to be so timely for all New Yorkers -- and indeed, all Americans.

Full Review Source: New York Observer

October 18, 2001
Dave White

You aren't separated from these people even if they do live thousands of miles away.

Full Review Source: IFilm

November 16, 2001
Rachel Deahl
Boxoffice Magazine

Amusing with one unforgettable gag, Kaplun's film does a passable job of portraying the hardships endured by immigrants but is more notable for placing a light-hearted tale in a decidedly heavy time and place.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

December 23, 2001
Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
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The treatment, both as satire and sentimentality, is heavy-handed.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 19, 2002
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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June 24, 2006
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

An attention-grabbing debut.

July 19, 2002

Boston Phoenix
June 22, 2002

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Arizona Republic
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February 7, 2003

Houston Chronicle
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