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A Stranger Among Us

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A Stranger Among Us

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
110 minutes
performer:
Eric Thal, Melanie Griffith, James Gandolfini, Mia Sara, Jamey Sheridan
director:
Sidney Lumet
distributor:
Buena Vista Pictures
author:
Robert J. Avrech
genre:
Romance, Mystery and Thriller, Drama

We gave it a D-

After a young Hasid is murdered, a tough, miniskirted new York cop (Melanie Griffith) goes undercover as a Hasid and falls head-over-sensible-heels for the rebbe?s son (Eric Thal). With her whiny voice and sexy pout, Griffith is hard to take seriously as a hard-boiled cop. The only thing more ridiculous in A Stranger Among Us is her love affair with the rebbe?s deeply religious son (they break taboo by touching, kissing, and dancing, she in only an oversize shirt and sweat socks). The Hasidic scenes lit in gold will make you want to adjust your TV?s brightness; don?t bother. Just fast-forward: the sooner you get to the end, the better. D-