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Yana's Friends Reviews

November 15, 2002
The movie won 10 Israeli Academy Awards and prizes at various film festivals. It's easy to see why.
July 11, 2002
Warm, bittersweet and charming.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
June 21, 2002
A tender, spirited look at love and community in the midst of war.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 24, 2002
It is heartwarming and often funny, but in its lightness somehow misses the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 18, 2002
The film eloquently persuades us that it is better to laugh than cry and better to make love than war, messages that never go out of date.
March 19, 2002
The treatment, both as satire and sentimentality, is heavy-handed.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 18, 2001
I never imagined that Yana's Friends would one day turn out to be so timely for all New Yorkers -- and indeed, all Americans.
October 12, 2001
One of the best date movies to come out in months.
October 12, 2001
Slight though it may be, Yana's Friends is life-affirming and filled with comic spirit that erupts even at the worst of times.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 9, 2001
Kaplun's smart, scrappy romantic comedy Yana's Friends displays an insouciance rarely found in Israeli film.
September 26, 2001
A warm humanity washes over this lovely film, whose message is that gestures of love, however small or awkward, are crucial to the complicated art of survival.