One thing you can say about Nadine Labaki: She doesn't lack for artistic ambition.
The Lebanese director, star and co-writer of "Where Do We Go Now?" tries a little bit of everything broad comedy, deep drama, a couple of musical numbers, a bizarre twist ending and a heavy anti-war message in a dynamic mess of a movie. It doesn't all work, but it's fascinating to see where the parts mesh and where they don't.
The setting is an isolated village in Lebanon, accessible only by a rickety bridge on which teens Roukoz (Ali Haidar) and Nassim (Kevin Abboud) travel by scooter, carrying goods for sale and bringing supplies back to the village store and cafe. The village is populated by Christians and Muslims, who live in relative harmony despite what's going on in the outside world. In the cemetery, Christians and Muslims are buried in separate sections, and the village women have had to bury a lot of their men because of outside hostilities.