Where Do We Go Now? 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… Where Do We Go Now? 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… 2012-05-11 PG-13 PT110M Sony Pictures Classics
Movie Review

Where Do We Go Now? (2012)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
BATTLE OF THE SEXES Nadine Labaki as Amale in Where Do We Go Now?
Image credit: Rudy Bou Chebel
BATTLE OF THE SEXES Nadine Labaki as Amale in Where Do We Go Now?
EW's GRADE
C+

Details Limited Release: May 11, 2012; Rated: PG-13; Length: 110 Minutes; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics

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+

Originally posted May 09, 2012 Published in issue #1207 May 18, 2012 Order article reprints
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