Noodle

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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

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Critic Reviews for Noodle

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (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.

    June 26, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • It has warmth and real insight.

    June 19, 2009 | Full Review…
  • 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
  • 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.

    June 19, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    June 12, 2009 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Noodle

  • Mar 31, 2009
    One of the best films I've seen recently. Brilliant performances. Excellent music. A very moving story.
    Robert F Super Reviewer

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