David & Layla

Critics Consensus

Earnest and well-intentioned, "David & Layla" stumbles over itself too often to achieve its goals.

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User Ratings: 7,474

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A Jewish man and a Muslim woman must overcome family and religious obstacles to find love with each other.

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Critic Reviews for David & Layla

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (9)

  • Jay Jonroy, who wrote and directed David & Layla, has come up with some potentially funny material that doesn't quite work.

    March 7, 2008 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Anyone can grasp the issues explored in Jonroy's comedy, and occasional missteps are easily forgiven when something new (along with a feast of great-looking food) is being brought to the table.

    October 5, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • David and Layla is proof, if proof be needed, that good intentions just aren't enough.

    September 20, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/5
  • David and Layla isn't going to solve any problems -- it's got way too many of its own.

    August 31, 2007 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Rather than a real drama about these things, David & Layla plays like '70s-era sitcom.

    August 30, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Humor and politics finally converge in what the story is all about: finding the good in those different from you. It's a happy ending that can be enjoyed by all.

    August 3, 2007 | Rating: 2.5/4

Audience Reviews for David & Layla

  • Oct 14, 2010
    I really enjoyed this movie. Funny, smart and romantic...a perfect chick flick in my opinion. I didnt even realize until the end that it was a true story.
    Cynthia S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 23, 2009
    Culture clash comedy/drama with a good lead performance by David Moscow, Caricatures abound though.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Dec 09, 2007
    Fascinating movie. Great story plot that centralizes around two young individuals, David and Layla. David first sees Layla on the streets, and is instantly mesmerized by her beauty. Using his TV show as a forefront, he spends each day trying to meet her and strike up a conversation. Layla is unimpressed at first, but it is until one night when David tries an act of awkward chivalry that has him ending up at the brunt of a broom attack. The onslaught allows him to finally be recognized, but it is only the beginning in his adventure of pursuing Layla despite the differences of religions, personal views and opinions of families and friends where attraction grows into love and affection between the two. Great cast- David Moscow, Shiva Rose McDermott, Callie Thorne, Polly Adams, Peter Van Wagner, Ed Chemaly, and Anna George. Tons of humor. Definitely worth seeing!
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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