This time that we’re getting a too-sweetened take on Hasidism, and perhaps of Jewish Orthodoxy in all of its manifestations. Michal’s secular mother (Irit Sheleg) and girlfriends, who’re mortified by Michal’s behavior on some stage, assist her absurd charade as she retains the providers of two extra matchmakers via whom she’s introduced to an infinite stream of Hasidic males to no goal.
Entertainment Weekly ‘s Lisa Schwarzbaum critically compared the film to My Finest Good friend’s Wedding , writing that: “The place Julia Roberts turned the world on along with her huggability, Lopez’s vibe is that of someone afraid to get mussed.
Thus, The Wedding Plan is both a wacky story about a kooky woman and, like Ordet or the Mexican filmmaker Carlos Reygadas’ kindred Silent Light—each of which finish with a resurrection from the dead—an illustration of Pascal’s wager.
Michal goes on a series of more and more unsuccessful dates: first with a man (Udi Persi) who has taken a vow not to take a look at anybody who will not be his spouse, next with a mute man (Jonathan Rozen) who becomes angered that she solely agreed to see him after falling into despair.
Initially believing that she …