Shmuel, a Hasidic cantor in Upstate New York, distraught by the untimely death of his wife, struggles to find religious solace, while secretly obsessing over how her body will decay. As a clandestine partnership develops with Albert, a local community college biology professor, the two embark on a darkly comic and increasingly literal undertaking into the underworld.Written by
Sometimes I wish that there was a standardized IQ test prior to leaving web reviews. Sometimes the subject of the review is the test itself.
This is a beautifully shot, wonderfully written and acted, quirky dramedy about an interesting subject. Knowing a little about Jewish culture helps but isn't necessary. Almost every line Broderick delivers is funny - he hasn't lost any of his 80s charm.
The pacing and humor will challenge those born after 1983.
"You know what this means?... It means Harold is ahead"
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