See full summary » Modern romance can be a colossal headache.Maybe some traditions really do get it right - arranged marriages can last a lifetime while "true love" partnerships land in divorce court!ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. See full summary » Four married couples try to save their marriages by entering into a social experiment.During this experiment, the four couples switch spouses and live with another participants spouse for two weeks as husband and wife.The parents would pick a wife for their son, sometimes even at five years old.The parents would arrange marriages because they thought they could use better judgment because of their own experience knowing the pros and cons of marriage.
An Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman are both teachers who meet and become friends, learning about each other without the fraught biases that so often stop such a natural connection.
In this case it's also a sensitive look at marriages often condemned as arranged and overly religious but quite often happening in a positive and consensual way. I saw it at SXSW and the audience was enthralled, teary and ultimately happy - a testament to the power of this film to help cross bridges and wipe away stereotypes.
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Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common - not least of which is that they are both going through the process of arranged marriages.: We're forced to handle the challenges of ESL.
Different cultural traditions, everything they enter the classroom with, serious family dysfunctions.