Mendy: A Question of Faith (2003) - Rotten Tomatoes

Mendy: A Question of Faith (2003)

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One Jewish man's drug-fueled crisis of faith sets the stage for a soul-bending spiritual journey as he slowly branches out into the secular world in a film inspired by a 1997 Voice article concerning the ex-members of the Satmar sect. By filling his cast largely with Orthodox and formerly Orthodox actors, director Adam Vardy creates a believable environment in which the titular character's desperate search to find himself leads him to try his very first cheeseburger, experience the first painful pangs of true love, and accompany his spiritually corrosive Brazilian roommate to a series of seedy strip clubs as they test the limits of contemporary faith.
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Cast

Gabriela Dias
as Bianca
Jonathan Hova
as Michael
Isaac Stein
as Moishe-Volf
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Critic Reviews for Mendy: A Question of Faith

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

Engaging lead performances greatly enhance a familiar coming-of-age story.

Full Review… | May 20, 2006
Variety
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Vardy draws the moral conflicts in broad strokes, but as a portrait of a man torn between his faith and the urges of his liberated hormones, it has honest depth.

May 12, 2006
New York Daily News
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At its core, Adam Vardy's Mendy: A Question of Faith espouses an inanely simplistic worldview ... but it does so with a surprising amount of respect.

May 11, 2006
New York Times
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Less captivating dramatically than anthropologically.

May 11, 2006
Newsday
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The last scene expresses simply and eloquently that devotion is where you find it.

May 9, 2006
Village Voice
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fails to light up the candles, let alone create fireworks.

May 23, 2008
Filmcritic.com

Audience Reviews for Mendy: A Question of Faith

Film does manage to show why so many young people raised in such communities find it so difficult to ever leave.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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