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Based on a short story, "Yentl, the Yeshiva Boy," by Isaac Bashevis Singer. Yentl is the story of a young Eastern European woman, who, very early in our century (pre-WWI), disguises herself as a boy in order to pursue her passion for studying the Torah. Yentl (Streisand) has no trouble passing for a boy as she pursues her studies, but when she falls in love with a fellow student (Mandy Patinkin) she cannot, of course, express her feelings. Circumstances of Jewish law force the "boy" Yentl to marry a girl (Amy Irving), but the concealment must continue and Yentl must invent reasons for a long-delayed "consumation" of the marriage. Finally, she reveals her secret to her bride, who, after a time of shock, accepts Yentl for what she is.
Been waiting for ages for this - been fortunate enough to see her perform "Papa can you hear me" live 3 times and she gave me goosebumps and made me cry every time!!! Brilliant movie, she deserved an Oscar for this, she really did!!!
Great girl-power movie!
Having never seen this, I wasn't sure what to expect when I rented it, but I really enjoyed this film! The story was very entertaining (just the right amount of silliness, humor and drama), the music was beautiful, and the performances were strong. I recommend it.
Chillingly made and performed
This is one of my favorite movies. It is truly moving and polished. Barbara wrote, directed and starred in this movie. She did a wonderful job. It brings chills to my spine. Buy it.