Where Do We Go Now?
The men of a Lebanese village divided evenly between Muslims and Christians are a hot-headed bunch. Their womenfolk hatch wild schemes to defuse tensions. They feed the men hash pastries and import a gaggle of Eastern European exotic dancers to push their "make love not war" message. It's a fresh take on Mideast strife to see the endless battles from a feisty feminist point of view, but most of the acting and plotting is subpar. (Rating: PG-13. In subtitled Arabic and Russian, and English.)
Tonight You're Mine
Director David Mackenzie takes a documentary approach to this musical romance filmed at a Scottish rock festival. While the story is pure contrivance -- two antagonistic performers get handcuffed together, fighting until they fall in love -- the soundtrack is lively and the characters grow on you. Adam, played by Luke Treadway ("Clash of the Titans") and Morello, played by Natalia Tena ("A Game of Thrones," "Harry Potter") wind up harmonizing beautifully, thanks to the actors' considerable musical talent. Carefree, enjoyable fluff. (Rating: R.)