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Where Do We Go Now?

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BATTLE OF THE SEXES Nadine Labaki as Amale in Where Do We Go Now?
Rudy Bou Chebel

Where Do We Go Now?

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
110 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/11/12
director:
Nadine Labaki
distributor:
Sony Pictures Classics

We gave it a C+

Nadine Labaki’s strange drama is set in a remote Lebanese mountain village, where the Christians and Muslims share an existence so fractious it would be stretching things to call them a community. The story, while structured as a tragedy, masquerades in wisps of farce, as the women devise schemes — fake miracles, pastry laced with hash — to keep their men from entering into a religious war. But the movie gets mired in these deceptive mechanics. It shows no curiosity about the hatred, so the characters seem less than whole. C+

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