Israeli filmmaker Rama Burshtein can method religious faith from an angle few others can. Michal, who runs a cell petting zoo from Jerusalem (her apartment is a makeshift menagerie—one monkey wrench in her love life, perhaps), is restlessly single at 32. What do you want?” the matchmaker asks again and again, and as Michal’s canned, boilerplate solutions give way to tearful honesty, we perceive all that basically brought her there: not just a desire to honor God by marriage, but also the much less selfless need for security and companionship, to get her mother and father off her back, even just to flee the cyclical disappointment of the relationship scene.
Throughout Michal’s month-lengthy search for a spouse, she enlists the assistance of two different matchmakers, goes on a collection of disastrous blind dates and finds an unexpected connection with a charming however utterly unsuitable pop star (Oz Zehavi) – all whereas dismissing pleas by concerned friends and family members that she rethink her risky plan.
There may be also a melancholic essence to how Kooler’s Michal, the 32-year-outdated proprietor of a mobile petting zoo who leads a satisfying single-lady life with a supportive circle of household and mates, has reached a point where she craves the type of intimate companionship and social respectability a husband would supply.
To call The Wedding ceremony Plan” a romantic comedy, because the film’s press supplies do, could make sense on a marketing level: Its excessive-concept plot evokes the frothy, star-pushed studio automobiles of yore that are now more likely to be made as a cable film or indie movie.
Throughout Michal’s month-long seek for a spouse, she enlists the assistance of two different matchmakers, goes on a sequence of disastrous blind dates and finds an sudden reference to a captivating but completely unsuitable pop star — all while dismissing pleas by concerned friends and family members that she reconsider her risky plan.