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While they are interesting they do not add to the overall movie. The premise seems simple enough: Yentl, a girl interested in studying the Talmud, wants to go to school. However, I have enjoyed many of her other features including musicals.

Chances are she would probably be forced to leave the town, or even the country.

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I mean, how come no one ever notices that Anshel is a real dick for days every 4 weeks? As Hadass, Amy Irving embodies what is supposed to be the feminine ideal of the time, in contrast to the feisty Yentl.

Meanwhile, Hadass develops romantic feelings for Yentl as Anshelwhile Yentl herself is falling in love with Avigdor. That was the least painful part of the three weeks.

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The parents' guide to what's in this movie. Streisand's directing is quite good, especially for a first time director. While there's no mistaking the fact that Miss Streisand has lavished great attention on some of the film's details - things like lace curtains, Oriental rugs, food and flowers, and various peripheral touches that hammer home the characters' ideas - her carelessness about others is perplexing. Sure this was years ago, and people didn't talk about such things so openly, but it's not like homosexuals didn't exist. Yentl's defiance of social expectation and her reversal of traditional gender roles crosses deeply rooted religious boundaries, particularly once Yentl marries Hadass. Advertisement It's pretty obvious what strategy Streisand and her collaborators used in approaching the scenes where Yentl pretends to be a boy. Stay up to date on new reviews. She does and becomes close friends with Avigdor, who is to be married to a beautiful woman named Hadass. I know that's not original, but her age, the age of nearly all the other actors in the movie, and the fact that she doesn't make a believable boy, all weaken this movie. However, I have enjoyed many of her other features including musicals. Picture books for women. Was this review helpful? A lot of the charm comes from the cheerful high energy of the actors, not only Streisand who gives her best performance but also Mandy Patinkin , as her long-suffering roommate, and Amy Irving , as the girl Patinkin loves and Streisand marries.

Yentl looks away from the fish and gazes longingly at the books instead.

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