David & Layla Reviews

February 19, 2008
The picture takes its time in developing momentum; once attained, it becomes a watchable, optimistic cri de coeur.
February 11, 2008
My Big Fat Muslim Wedding!
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.
October 4, 2007
A spread-thin but likable concoction that sets out to be a cross-ethnic romance, an explicit sex farce, a sober statement of the plight of the Kurdish people and, I think, a plea for world peace.
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.
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 19, 2007
Though it's no Romeo and Juliet, David & Layla is an offbeat cross-cultural romance with a positive message.
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.