Disobedience

Genre:  Drama, Romance
Running Time:  114 min.
Release Date: May 18, 2018 - Toronto, Vancouver, Montréal
DVD/Blu-ray: July 17, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.18
based on 40 votes and 4 reviews
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Cast: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola

Synopsis

Ronit Krushka (Rachel Weisz), a non-practicing Orthodox Jew, returns home to London, England when her father, a rabbi, passes away. Once shunned by the Jewish community for having had a relationship with her childhood friend Esti Kuperman (Rachel McAdams), Ronit is greeted with surprise, as people wonder what she's doing back in town, since even her own father disowned her.

When Ronit runs into Esti, who is now married, they realize they still both have feelings for each other.

Based on the debut novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman. Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Rachel McAdams, who plays Esti, was born and raised in London, Ontario.

Director: Sebastián Lelio
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Rachel Weisz, Ed Guiney, Frida Torresblanco
Screenplay: Sebastián Lelio, Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Official Site: disobedience.movie

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  • 5 stars "The ties that bind and tear us apart are dissected in this captivating movie. Religion, marriage, the art of becoming who one is and the conflicts inherent within are dealt artistically by the actors, actresses in this movie. I was never bored."
  • 5 stars "Very well done. The acting was superb. Depends on your background since it has a profound story line - actually, two stories for the price of one. Very ambitious and some people will dislike it. I liked it. Would recommend it."
  • 1 star "Bad acting. Slow movie and boring. Avoid this trap."