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PG-13| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
A young Jewish-American man obsessed with his family history, Jonathan Safran Foer (Elijah Wood) decides to journey to the Ukraine to find out more about the life of his grandfather. Guided by Alex (Eugene Hutz), a rap-obsessed local, Jonathan ventures into the heartland of the Ukraine seeking to shed light on events that occurred to his grandfather during World War II. Joining Jonathan and Alex is the latter's surly grandfather (Boris Leskin) and a dog named Sammy Davis Jr. Jr.

Cast: Elijah Wood , Eugene Hutz , Boris Leskin , Laryssa Lauret , Jonathan Safran Foer , Jana Hrabetova , Stephen Samudovsky , Oleksandr Choroshko

Director: Liev Schreiber

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Warner Independent

Everything is Illuminated (2005)

Release Date: September 16th, 2005|1 hr. 46 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Wood, whose mostly mute turn is defined by his black suit and glasses, can only stare in stupefaction at Schreiber's jittery mix of broad laughs and sentiment. Audiences will share the feeling. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    An almost screwball comedy that turns serious. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Though not as far-reaching as the book from which it was adapted, Everything Is Illuminated is a movie with wit, warmth and unabashed emotion. show more

  • October 21, 2010 mznewyorker15
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    this is a movie worth seeing!!!! watch it 4 times and looking forward to the next

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