The Tollbooth (2006)
as Sarabeth Cohen
as Ruthie Cohen
as Isaac Cohen
as Raquel Cohen-Flaxman
as Becky Cohen
as Simon Stanton
as Howie Flaxman
as Rabbi Glickstein
Critic Reviews for The Tollbooth
Watching its roster of decent actors struggling to overcome the banalities of their roles makes the price of getting through The Tollbooth very high indeed.
Plays like the unholy spawn of Brighton Beach Memoirs and Fiddler on the Roof.
Sokoloff works hard to make her aspiring artist likable, and buried deep under the mountain of clichés is a decent story of a young Brooklyn woman trying to find her own way. But to have to swallow such ham-fisted writing and direction?
In The Tollbooth, 22-year-old Sarabeth Cohen (Marla Sokoloff), a self-described 'feminist artist,' talks us through the travails of her Jewish-American family and her own coming of age.
The question of whether Sarabeth will make it as a big-city artist is less fascinating than wondering when she'll discover that her art is terrible.
Women may recognize with shivers the struggles of twentysomething Sarabeth in The Tollbooth. And that's a bad thing.
Audience Reviews for The Tollbooth
Lack of perspective and shaky comic tone plague Tollbooth -- Debra Kirschner's DV-shot saga of a Brooklyn Jewish girl trying to make it in Manhattan as an artist -- sinking it in a morass of whiny cliches.
This was a reasonably good story about an artist and her hard to get along with Jewish family. I wasn't a fan of the ending, but the movie overall is enjoyable.
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