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.
February 15, 2008
The road to formulaic romantic-comedy complications and ethic clichs is paved with good intentions in first-time filmmaker Jay Jonroy's cross-culture love story, which might as well be called My Big Fat Kurdish Wedding.
September 28, 2007
So clumsily made that even its hopeful message can't make it go down pleasantly.
September 20, 2007
David and Layla is proof, if proof be needed, that good intentions just aren't enough.
August 31, 2007
David and Layla isn't going to solve any problems -- it's got way too many of its own.
August 30, 2007
Rather than a real drama about these things, David & Layla plays like '70s-era sitcom.
August 3, 2007
The effect is not a rich film with a wide range of tones as the director may have intended, but a schizophrenic mess that ends up working as neither social message movie nor entertainment.
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.