Hester Street

Director: Joan Micklin Silver
Year Released: 1975
Rating: 2.0

A Yiddish man is tired of his old fashioned wife (Carol Kane) so he chases after a 'modern' woman instead. Kane's character, who I believe we're supposed to identify with, strikes me as being retarded, which isn't what I think Silver was going for and the story is predictable (at least for me), though there is some nice period detail and a good performance by Doris Roberts as a concerned neighbor. I'd be lying if I said I cared about any of these people in any capacity, but at least the movie is not a chore to sit through.