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David & Layla
David Layla
Actors: Tibor Feldman, Albert Macklin, David Moscow, Polly Adams, Callie Thorne
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     2009     1hr 46min

Studio: Vanguard Cinema Release Date: 11/24/2009 Run time: 106 minutes Rating: R

     
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Actors: Tibor Feldman, Albert Macklin, David Moscow, Polly Adams, Callie Thorne
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: Vanguard Cinema
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 11/24/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2005
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 46min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

A movie for our times!
Ken Oliver | Oakland, CA United States | 01/14/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very entertaining romantic comedy about a Jewish TV producer, David, who falls in love with a young Muslim woman, Layla, a Kurdish immigrant whose visa for visiting America is soon to expire. Layla dances for a living while she lives with her relatives who have grown very attached to her. They want her to remain in America and so they encourage her to accept the marriage proposal of a successful Iranian-American doctor who is smitten with her even though his feelings are not reciprocated. David falls in love with Layla while he is engaged with a Type A personality Jewish girl whose persona makes her both funny and captivating to watch. The unfolding romance between David and Layla creates friction in each of their families who are as passionate about their religious faith as they are of disdaining the other. The director is masterful in advancing the movie's plot by displaying the serious concerns of both families as they reluctantly recognize the genuine affection of the lovers. The movie is mesmerizing from start to finish. Notice how the director uses color schemes and music to highlight the differences between the cultures. This movie truly deserves 5 stars...get a copy...you won't be disappointed."
Sexy, funny comedy - Love can conquer all.
Peter VW | New York, NY | 05/06/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Shot in and around New York City, the film focuses on David, a Jewish New Yorker who hosts a cable access man-in-the-street type interview show. He meets and falls for a beautiful Kurdish woman named Layla who has recently arrived in New York from Iraq. The romance of these two lovers from two radically different cultures and religions places them at odds with their families and sometimes with each other. Thankfully the film takes a mostly comic approach to these conflicts except for one moving sequence where Layla screens some footage for David of her Iraqi hometown which had been gassed by Saddam. The supporting cast is uniformly excellent and able to be funny when needed and yet also able to play the inherent drama of these two families in conflict. The director has put together a terrific artistic staff. Everything from the film score to the sets to the beautiful photography and costumes is first rate. Especially wonderful is the gloriously raucous wedding scene. The film is fast paced and always sexy and very funny and entertaining throughout. Writer/Director Jay Jonroy based the film on a true story and his passion for the material makes the film a joy to watch. Love can conquer all. Highly recommended! David & Layla"
Beautiful & inspiring film!
G. Hug | New York, NY | 06/02/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Beautiful & inspiring film from first-time director Jay Jonroy. Great performances by Shiva Rose, Peter Van Wagner & the stellar cast highlight the comedic overtones in this socially-conscious love story. Stellar cinematography & the eclectic score plus fun special features make this a great package for any fan of the film or those just casually interested. I would gladly buy this again."