FILL THE VOID

"Jewish Comedy of Manners"

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Content: +2 Moderately questionable elements.

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FILL THE VOID is a light comedy of manners from Israel. The story focuses on 18-year-old Shira, whose older sister has just tragically died, leaving a young infant son. Her sister’s death puts Shira’s own arranged marriage to a young man on hold, but everyone is impressed by how well Shira takes care of her sister’s baby. A year passes, and Shira’s mother finds out that her son-in-law, Yochay, may move to Europe to marry another woman. Devastated, the mother tries to figure out a way to keep Yochay and her grandson in Israel. Her solution? Have Shira marry Yochay! But, does Shira WANT to marry Yochay? Sure enough, she doesn’t. Oy vey! What a problem!!!

FILL THE VOID is a gentle family comedy that offers a window into the Orthodox Jewish community in Israel. As such, it has a strong moral worldview based on biblical principles. The cast is marvelous, and each character gets a strong sympathetic portrayal that adds to the viewer’s enjoyment. A funny, quirky twist of fate solves the major plot problem. MOVIEGUIDE® commends FILL THE VOID.

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(BB, A, D, M) Strong moral worldview from a Jewish standpoint with some positive references to God and prayer; zero obscenities and four light profanities such as “for God’s sake” and OG; no violence but aunt character has lost her arms, perhaps in a terrorist bombing, but nothing shown; no sex; no nudity; implied alcohol use; some smoking; and, a mother intervenes in some other people’s personal decisions out of selfish reasons.

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FILL THE VOID is a light comedy of manners from Israel. It has a strong moral worldview from a Jewish viewpoint.

The story focuses on 18-year-old Shira, whose older sister has just tragically died, leaving a young infant son. Her sister’s death puts Shira’s own arranged marriage to a young man on hold, but everyone is impressed by how well Shira takes care of her sister’s baby.

A year passes, and Shira’s mother finds out that her son-in-law, Yochay, may move to Europe to marry another woman. As God Himself says in the Bible, Genesis 2:18, “It is not good for the man to be alone.”

Devastated, the mother tries to figure out a way to keep Yochay and her grandson in Israel. Her solution? Have Shira marry Yochay! But, does Shira WANT to marry Yochay? Sure enough, she doesn’t.

Oy vey! What a problem!!!

FILL THE VOID is a gentle family comedy that offers a window into the Orthodox Jewish community in Israel. As such, it has a strong moral worldview based on biblical principles. The cast is marvelous, and each character gets a strong sympathetic portrayal that adds to the viewer’s enjoyment. The rabbi in the story is more sympathetic to Shira’s plight than any of the other characters. A funny, quirky twist of fate solves the major plot problem. MOVIEGUIDE® commends FILL THE VOID.

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