John Tuturro's Fading Gigalo, somewhat ill-named but surprisingly rich in nuance for what sounded like a run of the mill sex farce.. Woody Allen had a very substantial if familiar role and the presence of the satmars at the center of a love story was surprising and interesting in a warm improbable tale. Sharon Stone and Sofia Vegaris were the names necessary to propel that aspect of the gigalo subplot but it was Vanessa Paradis who was the essential and conflicted love interest and Liev Shreiber as a Satmar shomrim who , along with a subdued but very affecting Tuturro, drove the tale with their touching and satisfying performances. Somehow it all worked throughout.
A grown up New York (and Brooklyn) indie fairy tale that is well worth seeing.
Deep in the Heart of Brooklyn