Excerpt: Disobedience’s journey is one of authentic emotional honesty exceling in instances of insecurity and fear. No matter how raw Esti and Ronit’s love and passion, the abject horror of being discovered trumps their pleasure.
Excerpt: [A] lush, steamy, and transfixing romancer…an exquisite drama that piercingly tests the boundaries of religious faith and forbidden romance. Daringly provocative and hypnotic, Disobedience is undoubtedly spell-binding in its secretive shell of seduction
Excerpt: You can look at the film as an uplifting view on growth or a bleak, heartbreaking examination of repression. You can look at it is both—they aren’t mutually exclusive, after all. It’s powerful, however, no matter how you look at it.
Excerpt: Sebastián Lelio’s ‘Disobedience’ integrates two explosive ideas – religion and homosexuality – with astute clarity. Actors Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams excel in their difficult and finely layered parts.
Excerpt: Despite having a decidedly “done that, been there” feel to the narrative (estranged, only daughter New Yorker, comes back to Europe to bury her dad…she is almost entirely not welcome), Sebastián Lelo’s tale of forbidden love hits a few true notes even as the narrative arc is easily predicted.