Arranged is a warm hearted film based on the friendship of two teachers. Rochel (Zoe Lister Jones- you might recognize her from State of Play) , is an Orthodox Jewish woman and Nasira (Francis Benhamou), is a Muslim woman in Brooklyn. Although they come from different backgrounds, Nasira and Rachel are pressured into an arranged marriage by their parents. In the process, they both come across men who do not meet their idea of The One. This common ground strengthens their friendship as they share their experiences about the men they are forced to meet.
In the past, in countries where arranged marriages used to be practiced, the match was chosen by the parents. If an individual was single, he/she would get his/her match through word of mouth or through agents. Now that has been replaced by matrimonial websites and the children are also given a right to accept or reject their match.
Directors Diane Crespo and Stefan C. Schaefer create this feel-good movie with excellent performances by the two female leads. With a combination of emotional and hilarious moments, the movie definitely brings a smile on my face. Stop surfing through the Netflix library and take some time out to watch this movie.
My rating: 3.5/5
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