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Dough (2016)



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Curmudgeonly widower Nat Dayan (Tony award-winning actor Jonathan Pryce, currently in HBO's "Game of Thrones") clings to his way of life as a Kosher bakery shop owner in London's East End. Understaffed, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash (Jerome Holder), who has a secret side gig selling marijuana to help his immigrant mother make ends meet. When Ayyash accidentally drops his stash into the mixing dough, the challah starts flying off the shelves and an unlikely friendship forms between the old Jewish baker and his young Muslim apprentice. DOUGH is a warmhearted and humorous story about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.

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Philip Davis
as Sam Cotton
Ian Hart
as Victor Gerrard
Daniel Caltagirone
as Stephen Dayan
Andy de la Tour
as Saul Levy
Joel Beckett
as PC O'Ne
Paul Blackwell
as Car Driver
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All Critics (56) | Top Critics (14)

This London-set comedy means well, but it's painfully earnest - and it doesn't help that the script is total nonsense.

May 30, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

A culture-clash comedy at once so-bad-it's-good and so-good-it's-bad that it kept me laughing throughout.

May 5, 2016 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's tempting to ask whether the writers were high when they came up with the concept for Dough, except that the film itself makes it clear that they don't have a lot of experience in that area.

May 5, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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It's all about as predictable as it sounds, but it works anyway, thanks to some snappy dialogue and the engaging turns by old pros Pryce and Collins.

May 4, 2016 | Full Review…

Though Dough is often in danger of running off the rails with improbable and unnecessary plot twists, it is always essentially entertaining and warm in its observations of hope rekindled through simple relationships.

April 29, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Dough's formulaic structure is made up for by the dynamic chemistry between its leads. Pryce and Holder play off each other with all the bluster and awkwardness of a real-life father and son.

April 29, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Dough

Dough is pleasant enough. If you're looking for a sweet British confection that doesn't tax your brain, you should be entertained. Jonathan Pryce and Jerome Holder are working with cardboard characters but they give them life. They are captivating despite the utter predictability of the narrative. I mean, how much do you wanna bet that these disparate individuals will eventually learn to embrace each other's differences by the end? . This is essentially one of those culture clash sitcoms from the 1970s with a few minor tweaks. Anyone remember Chico and the Man? I miss that show.

Mark Hobin
Mark Hobin

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