Yentl Movie Review Summary

Actors: Barbra Streisand

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It's turn of the (19th) century Eastern Europe and we find Yentl, a bright, independent young Jewish girl, who won't take no for an answer. She is determined to pursue her
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studies--reserved only for the boys.   Masquerading as a young man, she does just that--with a determination someone only of Barbra Streisand's nature could do! In “Yentl,” Streisand produced, directed, and co-wrote this amazing story and outstanding film. While the movie is “a film with music,” it is also a film with love. It is a film
remarkable in its undertaking and even more so in its presentation. It provides, too, much depth into the culture it examines, the characters it portrays, and the events that fall into place.

The review of this Movie prepared by Bill Hobbs

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1600 to 1899 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   women's rights    -   religious issues

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scholar Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Jewish


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None

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