Late Marriage


Late Marriage

Critics Consensus

An observant black comedy about arranged marriages and tradition.



Total Count: 64


Audience Score

User Ratings: 1,095
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Movie Info

Set within the Georgian emigre community of Tel Aviv, a look at what happens when human beings get stuck between the rock of true love and the hard place of family tradition. Lily and Yasha are distraught that their 31-year-old son Zaza has not yet married. He is handsome, intelligent, and charismatic... So why no wife? Zaza humors his parents as they expound on the need for him to marry a young virgin (beautiful and from a good family of course) and suffers as they drag him to meet one "suitable" girl after another. But he is uninterested: In brazen disregard of his parents' strict Georgian tradition, Zaza is in love with Judith, a beautiful 34-year-old Moroccan divorcee. What's more, she has a six-year-old daughter. The family would never approve and he is determined to keep the affair a secret from them. Forced to choose between his familial obligations and his body-and-soul love for Judith, Zaza doesn't know where to turn.

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Critic Reviews for Late Marriage

All Critics (64) | Top Critics (24) | Fresh (56) | Rotten (8)

Audience Reviews for Late Marriage

  • May 30, 2010
    Oh Lord! Someone compared this to My Big Fat Greek Wedding. I'm sure that Dover Koshashvili is having kittens about that comment. Another tale of a loveless marriage created out of tradition.
    John B Super Reviewer
  • Sep 27, 2008
    Interesting look at ancient traditions in a modern culture and the damage they inflict on all involved. Lior Ashkenazi is excellent.
    jay n Super Reviewer
  • Dec 30, 2007
    An interesting movie! Set upon family honor and traditions, this follows the forbidden love between Zaza and Judith. Zaza comes from a close-knit family that wants nothing but the best for him to marry and begin a family of his own. Zaza abides the wishes of his family, and sets out to find a nice, respectable young woman to marry but earnestly tries to search for an ideal mate in each and every one. Despite the family choices, Zaza wants to start a life with Judith and her young daughter but the family heavily disagrees. Judith's former marriage and her age is one of several factors that causes a hindrance in their relationship. Great cast- Lior Ashkenzai, Aya Steinovitz, Ronit Elkabetz, and Moni Moshonov. Worth seeing!
    Leo L Super Reviewer
  • Aug 10, 2007
    'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' with a heartbreaking twist.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer

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