Everything Is Illuminated
The trailer features an amusing conversation about vegetarianism between Foer and Alex Perchov (played by Eugene Hutz, an "Honorary Heeb" and the frontman of gypsy-punk band Gogol Bordello), reminiscent of the "What do you mean he don't eat no meat?" scene in My Big Fat Greek Wedding:
Jonathan: I'm a vegetarian.
Alex: You are a what?
Jonathan: I don't eat meat.
Alex: What about the sausage?
Jonathan: No meat!
Alex: What is wrong with you?
The Canadian Jewish News notes:
Everything Is Illuminated is already playing in New York and Los Angeles. Let's hope it expands far and wide ASAP.
And the Perchovs are dumbfounded by Foer's vegetarianism in a country where no real meal passes without a hearty slab of meat.
In a terrific scene in a ramshackle Soviet-style hotel, Foer manages to convince a sullen waitress to serve him a meagre vegetarian meal. Of course, the Perchovs can't understand his aversion to meat, and that brings out further laughs.