Posted on May 20, 2018


Disobedience – Ronit (Rachel Weisz) returns back home in time for her father’s, Rabbi Krushka (Anton Lesser), funeral, and finds that her two best friends Esti (Rachel McAdams) and David (Alessandro Nivola) are married. The three grew up together in the Hasidic Jewish community where Ronit and Esti’s close relationship was frowned upon, to say the least. This is a religion where men rule with a lot of rules.

The two are still attracted to each other and soon get caught kissing. Esti is about to lose her job just as David is about to be chosen to take over the revered Rabbi’s position. Esti asks for the freedom to choose the rest of her life.

Some of this is hard to figure out. Not only because a lot of the conversations are “blurred” – I could not understand what they were saying… this appears to be a trend now– and because there were many Jewish ceremonies and prayers where I had no idea what was happening. The hot sex scene between the two women was fairly straightforward though.

McAdams looked like a smaller, softer, slightly paler version of Weisz. Why she wore a wig throughout was never revealed.