Cinema: Jewish Princess

SHEILA LEVINE IS DEAD AND LIVING IN NEW YORK

Directed by SIDNEY J. FURIE Screenplay by KENNY SOLMS and GAIL PARENT

This movie asks the question: "Why do you suppose we pick the people we pick to love?" A character actually comes out and says that—rhetorically, to be sure, but without shame. As the question hangs in the air, like a cartoon balloon chiseled out of concrete, it raises another, more interesting point: Why do people make movies that ask questions like this?

Sheila Levine is based on a novel (written by Co-Scenarist Gail Parent)...

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