DisobedienceRonit Kruschka returns to London after learning of her father's death. There, Ronit joins the same Jewish community that she has avoided for years and practices with them all they practice. But she suddenly collides with her childhood friend Asti, whom she has not seen for a long time, rekindling their passion for love and mutual sex, and accepting the idea of turning away from the world to satisfy their desire.
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Critic Reviews of "Disobedience"
Seattle TimesMay 16, 2018
Lelio and the actors tell the story through fraught silences and meaningful glances, with Weisz and McAdams movingly conveying the feeling of being lost - and found - together.
ReelViewsMay 13, 2018
Lelio's subdued approach to the material robs it of potential emotional power but also keeps the story grounded.
Globe and MailMay 11, 2018
Lelio's film is about more than sex, or its perhaps easy ability to shock. It is a love story, as beautiful as it is devastating.
Detroit NewsMay 11, 2018
A simmering drama that never quite reaches full boil.
TIME MagazineMay 10, 2018
Cuts deeper than your standard forbidden-love story, largely because the actors are so attuned to their characters' anguish.
NewsdayMay 10, 2018
A riveting story about love, happiness and difficult choices. Flawless performances from Weisz and McAdams.
Original CinMay 16, 2018
Disobedience contrasts sharply with A Fantastic Woman for its refusal to offer up heroes to cheer for and villains to hate. There are only decisions, repercussions and the pull of tradition that makes freedom traumatic.
North Bay BohemianMay 15, 2018
Chile's Sebastián Lelio exemplifies the best talents of a women's director: the empathy, the ability to dramatize without soaking in cheap emotion and the expert use of the close-up shot.
Philadelphia Gay NewsMay 14, 2018
"Disobedience" provides a didactic lesson in choice and free will.
Diario La Estrella (Fort Worth, TX)May 11, 2018
[Director Sebastián] Lelio's first film in English (which adds to movies like Gloria, The Year of the Tiger and A Fantastic Woman), takes up taboo themes... creating a film that will remain in your memory for years to come. [Full review in Spanish]
KDHX (St. Louis)May 11, 2018
Disobedience does not have the flair or flaunts of Lelio's recent films about women, but it should offer discussion aplenty - kind of like Frank Stockton's short story, "The Lady or the Tiger," always did in high school English classes.
One Guy's OpinionMay 10, 2018
Lovingly crafted, but it never builds the emotional power it's clearly aiming for-partially because the treatment feels oddly detached, but especially since it is structured so schematically.
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