Rudy Bou Chebel
Owen Gleiberman
May 15, 2012 AT 04:00 AM EDT

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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