Suzie Gold

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Suzie Gold
Suziegoldposter1.jpg
Promotional poster
Directed by Richard Cantor
Produced by Steve Christian
Matthew T. Gannon
Rebecca Green
François Ivernel
Cameron McCracken
Duncan Reid
Paul Ritchie
Written by Ric Cantor
Carry Franklin
Rebecca Green
Lisa Ratner
Starring Summer Phoenix
Music by Chris Elliott
Cinematography Daf Hobson
Editing by Michael Ellis
Distributed by Pathé
Release dates (United Kingdom)
5 March 2004
Running time 94 mins
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Suzie Gold is a 2004 British film starring American actress, Summer Phoenix. It is the directorial debut of Ric Cantor. It was released by Pathé on 5 March 2004 in the United Kingdom.

Plot[edit]

The film stars Summer Phoenix as the title character, in the role of a young Jewish woman living in London with a sister who is about to marry a young Jewish man. Breaking with the ideas of her traditionally orthodox family, Suzie falls in love with Darren (Leo Gregory), who happens not to be Jewish. She fears introducing him to her family because of their opposition to marrying outside of one's faith.[1]

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

The BBC rated the film 3 out of 5 stars. The reviewer compared it to My Big Fat Greek Wedding and noted the influence of Woody Allen in the humour.[2] Time Out praised Phoenix's "versatility" yet felt the central romantic union of the film lacked "conviction". The magazine continued; "More amusement derives from the old stagers of the Jewish community (including Townsend, Front and Barber) and their attitudes to sex, marriage and culture, their gossipy antics spawning some neat one liners and farcical set pieces."[3]Total Film gave the film 3 out of 5 stars, praising Phoenix' performance and the "acutely observed local detail".[4]

Soundtrack[edit]

The soundtrack, created by James Hyman, features an original song called "Want You More" by Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'British Jews need to laugh at themselves' The Telegraph. 1 March 2004
  2. ^ Suzie Gold (2004) BBC. 3 March 2004
  3. ^ Suzie Gold Review Time Out. Retrieved on 7 July 2010
  4. ^ Suzie Gold Review Total Film. 5 March 2004

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