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Noodle (2007)

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A melancholy Israeli flight attendant finds new meaning in life on her quest to reunite a six year-old Chinese boy nicknamed Noodle with his missing mother. Miri (Mili Avital) is a two-time war widow who has long since lost her lust for life and spends most days simply going through the motions. Miri lives with her sister Gila (Anat Waxman), who is currently wrestling with the troublesome prospect of ending her marriage to her husband Izzy (Alon Aboutboul). One day, upon returning home from work, Miri is recruited by the family's Chinese housekeeper (Vicky Lyn) to watch her young son as she runs an important errand. When the housekeeper mysteriously fails to return, however, Miri and her trusty airline coworkers make it their mission on life to reunite mother and son though whatever means possible. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Art House & International , Drama
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Critic Reviews for Noodle

All Critics (5)

Here, the background of grief helps: it deepens the characterisation, so that the emotion feels earned. Yet there is sentimentality here, leavened by Menahemi's understated humour and sense of purpose.

Full Review… | June 26, 2009
Sydney Morning Herald

It has warmth and real insight.

Full Review… | June 19, 2009
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

By the time the film reaches its lump-in-the-throat conclusion, you'll be glad to have discovered this touching and universal story.

June 19, 2009
FILMINK (Australia)

You don't want to examine the contrivances of plot too closely but all the strands come together in a tense and emotionally satisfying climax. This is a perfect film for audiences who want to avoid confronting cinema.

Full Review… | June 19, 2009
At the Movies (Australia)

It's an enjoyable feel-good story that builds up slowly but delivers plenty of emotional zing with a joyous pay-off that takes us as high as the plane that travels from Tel Aviv to Beijing.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
Urban Cinefile

Audience Reviews for Noodle

One of the best films I've seen recently. Brilliant performances. Excellent music. A very moving story.

Robert Fearon
Robert Fearon

Super Reviewer

½

A surprisingly touching israeli family drama that would make custom officials check their luggage scanners twice. But it's Anat Waxman who steals the show with her acerbic wit.

Aaron Chuah
Aaron Chuah

Could have wrote it off as corny but I conceded and had a great time. Strereo chinese translation in both my ears (live translators, friends). Saw it at Cinemacity in Tel Aviv. Why do Israeli movies focus more often on women as protagonists? Refereshing coming from US movies.

Ill Selettore
Ill Selettore

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