If one-word reviews were acceptable, "Oy!" could completely cover the film adaptation of the surprise stage hit "Jewtopia." But since more is required, more will be heaped upon the heads of co-writer/director Bryan Fogel and his co-scripter — and the play's co-originator — Sam Wolfson for concocting such a thuddingly terrible farce. To call this winkfest toward an astoundingly retrograde sliver of Judaism offensive would be, well, offensive to the word offensive.
But Fogel and Wolfson gleefully, purposely, wallow in all kinds of time-warped ethnic — and other — stereotypes as they tell their decidedly lowbrow tale of a dimwitted but hunky Christian named, er, Christian (
That's because Christian has introduced himself as one Avi Rosenberg to impress a rabbi's pretty daughter, Alison (
The hyper-broad film then spins off into a virtual whiplash of comic awfulness (the filmmakers' infantile, relentless obsession with all things genital is mind-numbing) that leads to a ridiculous set of "love conquers all" scenarios.
Wendie Malick, Rita Wilson, Jon Lovitz, Tom Arnold,
"Jewtopia." No MPAA rating. Running time: 1 hour, 29 minutes. At Laemmle's Music Hall, Beverly Hills; Laemmle's Town Center 5, Encino. Also on VOD.