Wildly witty, charmingly creative, “Michal” (sensational Noa Kooler) is thirty-two, an Orthodox Jew, dumped by her fiancé, she decides to go ahead with the wedding despite being “groomless”; she feels that God will prevail and in thirty days, on the eighth day of Hanukkah she will wed. What transgress is captivatingly unpredictable; Michal, a proprietor of a mobile zoo, is not traditionally beautiful, but as she ventures on her bridal quest, the fierceness of her integrity, honesty transforms her countenance from plain to extraordinary; handsome men (Amos Tamam, Oz Zehavi) are drawn to her because of her profound faith that a groom will materialize on her wedding day; she is incorrigible, irresistible, enchanting.
Her mother, sister, and friends are supportive but astounded as she buys the wedding gown, designs the invitations, plans the menu; horrified that she will be humiliated and pitied as the day dawns and fades. The conclusion, immensely satisfying, is genuinely believable.
Director Rama Burshtein’s “The Wedding Plan” gifts audiences, not only a totally unique scenario, but a character one is never likely to forget; she will elicit a smile, a chuckle, when she trespasses one’s thoughts.
THREE & 1/2 STARS!!!