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February 15, 2016
Delightful and skillful acting, great storyline, and wonderful sense of humor make this film a great watch! Highly recommend!
February 6, 2016
This creative look at obesity in Israel (can you say, "Sumo"?) asks viewers to understand the broader perspectives of discrimination (real or imagined), insecurities and social norms. It is funny and has a message, even as it furthers some other stereotypes.
Super Reviewer
½ July 11, 2014
This is in fact more a drama about self-acceptance than the comedy it is being labeled as, and it is much more efficient in its decent first half than after, when we are left with a pile of clichés and artificial conflicts that really make this a pretty forgettable movie.
½ May 3, 2012
Four overweight guys (and a woman) living in the Israeli city of Ramla learn to embrace who they are when they discover sumo wrestling as an alternative to the diet club under which they have been stagnating. Nice idea and there are a few nice moments; while it strays into the territory of rom-com it never quite gets sucked into the melodrama of a Karate Kid or a Full Monty despite sharing the same DNA. At 90 minutes the film just about manages to not outstay it's welcome.
March 15, 2012
Great movie about self image
½ March 14, 2012
"A Matter of Size" is a thoughtful Israeli comedy which deals with the serious issues of identity, self image, obesity and finding our true selves. With deft direction and a light touch, all of these issues are presented through the vehicle of sumo wrestling. This is a clever film. You must read quickly if you don't know Hebrew. Subtitles are in a faint white print and speed by. Much of the humor if physical and visual, but the nuances of the language may be a challenge.for some. The ensemble cast is simply a joy! This is a fine film, well worth watching. Its message has universal appeal! Bravo to all! I wouldn't mind watching it again!
½ December 8, 2011
Charming comedy about people well into their lives recognizing and beginning to accept who they are. (And not just in the ways you might expect.)
½ November 17, 2011
A group of overweight Jewish men in a town in Israel find their confidence and self-worth through sumo wrestling. After the novelty of seeing a different side of Israel (like who knew there were Japanese people there, much less Japanese people who know Hebrew!), this film is pretty much feels like a "Full Monty" knock-off (replace stripping with sumo wrestling) and I'm not a huge "Full Monty" fan. There are some amusing moments here and there but all in all, it's mediocre stuff.
September 5, 2011
The funniest movie ever!
April 30, 2011
Tout en simplicite, voici une petite perle en provenance d'Israël qui s'attaque à un sujet aussi universel que rarement exploite au cinema : les obèses. Et elle le fait par le biais d'une demonstration par l'absurde - le Sûmo - de la manière dont ils peuvent trouver leur place au sein d'une societe soi-disant tolerante mais qui ne verrait aucun inconvenient à ce qu'ils disparaissent de son champ de vision. Bien entendu, l'ensemble ne vise jamais à edifier ni à briguer une statut de reference : il emploie sans vergogne tous les cliches disponibles, aligne les personnages les plus archetypaux (homo refoule, gros macho, psychorigide de la maigreur, fils à maman, etc...) et se clôt sur une petite note sentimentale complètement assumee. Pour autant, "Sumo" degage une telle fraicheur et une telle sympathie qu'il est difficile de ne pas se laisser convaincre par cette fable plus militante que son côte decale ne le laisserait supposer. L'ensemble reste gentiment equilibre, avec un aspect dramatique jamais trop insistant et un humour sans cruaute : la marque des meilleures comedies dramatiques françaises et surtout, des "Feel-good movies" dont ce specimen est l'un des meilleurs representants depuis belle lurette (depuis "Good morning England" en ce qui me concerne).
½ September 28, 2010
Brilliant! (Especially the Japanese accent in Hebrew of the Israeli version of Mr.Miyagi)
Traditional themes treated in an unusual way - how to like yourself the way you are and how one's self-perception stems from self-confidence and self-acceptance. The issue of relativity of beauty and values depicted by using a pretty qrotesque combination of Japanese and Jewish cultures.
With a love story (with a bit of a Shrek tint) in the background.
½ May 4, 2010
If u liked "The Full Monty", you'll enjoy this Israelite film. Of course, it doesn't beat "The Full Monty", though.
April 18, 2010
Charming comedy about people well into their lives recognizing and beginning to accept who they are. (And not just in the ways you might expect.)
½ April 13, 2010
vyborny soundtrack, ale bohuzial nezohnatelny
March 28, 2010
Cute, though a bit predictable -- it's your average "4 Fat Israelis Abandoning Dieting for Sumo" movie.
½ March 7, 2010
Enjoyable. Funny. Subtitles.

I saw this as part of a Jewish Film Festival.

4 men in Israel form a Sumo Wrestling Club.
February 21, 2010
Charming in a funny and somewhat inspiring way. I liked it!
½ February 6, 2010
Excellente comedie israelienne, qui fait vaguement penser a The Full Monty
½ February 4, 2010
Entertaining. Screenplay is a bit illogical. Funny, though. Some of the parts that deal with issues of overweightness are handled very well.
January 31, 2010
Sympa, sans pretention.
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