Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Here's a compilation of clips from a documentary called Unattached, about the upper West Side Jewish community.

I'd be interested in seeing the whole thing because just from seeing the clips, I have NO idea what the director, JJ Adler's aim was.

The singles come across as vapid and spoiled (I have a feeling poor Joe is going to have to move if he ever wants to really get married) and the Shadchanim come across as simply blaming the modern world for this breakdown and being archaic in their seemingly single-mindedness in that marriage is the beat-all and end all for any 'proper' Jewish boy and girl (and yes, I realize that is IS their job, but it still comes across as being.. fanatical).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great documentary about the disappearance of culture and tradition...