Dough is a pokey, cliché-filled, completely unadventurous movie if ever there was one. It’s also impossible to resist. And when I say it’s impossible to resist, bear in mind this is one of those movies that thinks there just can’t be anything cuter than a bunch of old folks accidentally getting high on a batch of pot-laced brownies. That’s the kind of thing that by rights ought to make your toes curl up in embarrassment — and while it’s hardly one of movie’s shining moments, it’s still easy to forgive. I’ve already laid out the plot, and this really isn’t a film that lends itself to much in the way of critical analysis. Its appeal lies in its stars and in its generous, good-hearted nature. Don’t question it, just go with it. You’ll not see anything you haven’t seen before, but you’ll be charmed and entertained and sometimes that’s quite enough.
The Asheville Jewish Film Festival and the Fine Arts Theatre present Dough for two showings — Wed., May 27, at 7 p.m. and Thu., May 28, at 1 p.m. at Fine Arts Theatre.