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Film Review: 'Peace After Marriage'
A Palestinian in Brooklyn agrees to bargain his U.S. citizenship into a green-card marriage, never expecting to wed an Israeli, in Ghazi Albuliwi's amusing indie laffer "Peace After Marriage." Co-helmed with Bandar Albuliwi, this echt-Gotham ethnic comedy, originally titled "Only in New York," has obvious origins in Ghazi Albuliwi's standup roots, and while individual lines are generally punchier than the whole, it's refreshing to see a lighthearted Muslim-Jewish romantic comedy without a heavy political agenda. The audience award at Montpellier's Cinemed Fest gives a good indication of the pic's appeal; targeted bicoastal theatrical play could follow rotation among smaller fests.
November 5, 2013