David & Layla (2007)
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as David Fine
as Mel Fine
as Judith Fine
as Woody Fine
as Uncle Allie "Al"
as Dr. Jacobson
as Dr. Susswein
as Rabbi Rabinovich
as Dr. Ahmad
as Yun, Immigration Officer
as Waiter at Newroz Restaurant
as Mr. Wong
as Belly Dancer
as Aunt Afta Khan
Critic Reviews for David & Layla
Jay Jonroy, who wrote and directed David & Layla, has come up with some potentially funny material that doesn't quite work.
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.
David and Layla is proof, if proof be needed, that good intentions just aren't enough.
David and Layla isn't going to solve any problems -- it's got way too many of its own.
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.
Writer-director Jay Jonroy is better with atmosphere and visuals than with dialogue.
Audience Reviews for David & Layla
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.
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!
Culture clash comedy/drama with a good lead performance by David Moscow, Caricatures abound though.
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