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David & Layla Reviews

March 7, 2008
Jay Jonroy, who wrote and directed David & Layla, has come up with some potentially funny material that doesn't quite work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 5, 2007
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 20, 2007
David and Layla is proof, if proof be needed, that good intentions just aren't enough.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 31, 2007
David and Layla isn't going to solve any problems -- it's got way too many of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 3, 2007
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 3, 2007
Writer-director Jay Jonroy is better with atmosphere and visuals than with dialogue.
August 2, 2007
Inspired by a real-life couple now living in Paris, David & Layla is suffused with the warmth and passion of filmmaker Jay Jonroy, whose own family was victimized under Saddam Hussein.
July 20, 2007
Yes, it's well-intentioned and at times funny. But it's also strained and clumsy and a bit too simple-minded to be effective.
July 20, 2007
There is nothing poetic about it.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
July 19, 2007
Though it's no Romeo and Juliet, David & Layla is an offbeat cross-cultural romance with a positive message.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 19, 2007
This is more suffering than should be asked of anyone to endure, but with admirable perversity, Jonroy decided to make a romantic comedy based on the love between an American Jew and a Kurdish Muslim woman whom the writer-director met in Paris.
June 16, 2007
An earnest, frequently funny comedy about stateless persons and the looming cliches that make Muslims and Jews so wary of each other. Completely accessible and non-threatening.