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      Alan & Naomi

      PG Released Jan 31, 1992 1 hr. 36 min. Drama List
      80% 5 Reviews Tomatometer 84% 250+ Ratings Audience Score After a Jewish girl, Naomi (Vanessa Zaoui), watches Nazis kill her father, she goes into a catatonic state. Her remaining family moves to a Brooklyn apartment just above the Silverman family, where Naomi refuses to speak to anyone. Young Alan Silverman (Lukas Haas), after being encouraged by his father (Michael Gross) and mother (Amy Aquino), reaches out to the girl. He initially feels as if he's making things worse, but Alan doesn't give up, and his loyalty wins him a lifelong friend. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Great movie, I saw it maybe in 1994 or 1995 Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Really sad movie...but good. I liked Lukas Haas's character the most; he brought a lot of heart and emotion to the movie. The ending leaves you wondering, and usually I don't like those kinds of endings, but the rest of the movie was so good that I still rate it high. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member This is a cute and heartwarming movie, and a nice thought, but... I thought more could have been done with the ending. The story rocks along very nicely, and it kind of ends abruptly, almost back to where the two characters were at the beginning of the movie! That was a little disappointing, but overall I say a very good movie. At first I was a little weary with this one because frankly, I am a little 'nazi-ed'-out when it comes to movies. However, this story isn't really about that at all - it is just needed to explain some background. I will definitely be holding on to this movie :) Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member iT SOUNDS LIKE A VERY SAD TALE FROM TH BOOK Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member Although sadly overlooked, Alan and Naomi is an amazing art film that follows the story of a boy who helps a Jewish girl recover from the shock of seeing her father killed by the Nazis. A very touching film, and I must say this is the best child acting I have ever seen in my life. The best part, however, is the ending. While I won't spoil anything, it is very unusual and thought-provoking, definitely only what an art-house film could achieve. 100% certified fresh! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member "Eat that with your pickled herring!" Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Kathleen Maher Austin Chronicle Rated: 3.5/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Malcolm Johnson Hartford Courant As it moves forward, into hope and then back into terror, Alan & Naomi deepens and quickens. In many ways it is a simple and modest little picture, obliterating unthinkable horrors too easily. May 25, 2018 Full Review Michael Szymanski Zap2it.com Rated: 2/5 Sep 21, 2005 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jun 29, 2005 Full Review Carol Cling Las Vegas Review-Journal Rated: 3/5 May 28, 2004 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis After a Jewish girl, Naomi (Vanessa Zaoui), watches Nazis kill her father, she goes into a catatonic state. Her remaining family moves to a Brooklyn apartment just above the Silverman family, where Naomi refuses to speak to anyone. Young Alan Silverman (Lukas Haas), after being encouraged by his father (Michael Gross) and mother (Amy Aquino), reaches out to the girl. He initially feels as if he's making things worse, but Alan doesn't give up, and his loyalty wins him a lifelong friend.
      Director
      Sterling Van Wagenen
      Executive Producer
      Jonathan Pillot
      Screenwriter
      Jordan Horowitz
      Distributor
      Triton Pictures
      Production Co
      Leucadia Film Corporation, Maltese Productions
      Rating
      PG
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 31, 1992, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jan 16, 2018
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $84.9K
      Sound Mix
      Surround