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Oy vey doesn't begin to address the result.
The road to the inevitable slapsticky Seder is paved with more sweetness than bite, a good deal of frantic foolishness and progressively thinner laughs, all wrapped in a message of acceptance and inclusiveness.
Among gay Jewish French postman movies, "Let My People Go!" may be a Hall of Fame entry, but alas, by any other standard this would-be sex comedy is a dismal failure.
Reuben is a whiny and uncoordinated prodigal son. His constant chafing at himself and the world is the film's biggest problem; by the midway point we're all wishing him back in Finland where he belongs.
The result is late Woody Allen, when early might have done the trick.
Though under 90 minutes, the whole frantically zany affair seems to last at least eight days. It might help to have a bottle of Manischewitz handy.
Though the film alludes repeatedly to the story of Exodus, it remains bound to hysterical stereotypes and hyperbolic plotting.
May well be the world's first French-Jewish-Finnish-Gay movie. Enjoyably campy.
It will amuse and delight you because it never takes itself too seriously.
Without a consistent stylistic playfulness to match the histrionic scenarios, the action often feels just plain silly.
Ceaselessly upbeat and just short of zany, Let My People Go! will bring smiles of recognition to anyone who hasn't seen early Woody Allen in a while ...
Stylized and sweet comedy plays Jewish culture and gay nightlife against each other in a world where nobody gets offended.
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