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The Tomatometer is 60% or higher.
The Tomatometer is 59% or lower.
Movies and TV shows are Certified Fresh with a steady Tomatometer of 75% or higher after a set amount of reviews (80 for wide-release movies, 40 for limited-release movies, 20 for TV shows), including 5 reviews from Top Critics.
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What it's really about is a subject anyone who has ever been an adolescent can relate to: the period when you start to take responsibility for what kind of person you are and what kind of life you're going to have.
So much goodness becomes a little wearying over the course of 94 minutes. You wait for Shlomi to take charge of his life, and of course he eventually does, but he almost has to be hit over the head to get there.
Has an easy sentimentality that becomes grating, playing heavily on conventional devices, suffering from lack of risk-taking and an irrelevant poetic refrain that, to be charitable, doesn't translate that well to English.
Though Zarhin's humor sometimes veers toward that of the situation comedy (even in Hebrew this can happen; who knew?), spirited performances and a charming, upbeat story make it impossible to dislike Shlomi and his family.