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When Do We Eat? (2005)

R | | Comedy | 7 April 2006 (USA)
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A family's Passover gets screwy after the patriarch unknowingly ingests a hit of Ecstasy.

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Salvador Litvak
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Lerner ... Ira Stuckman
Lesley Ann Warren ... Peggy Stuckman
Jack Klugman ... Artur
Meredith Scott Lynn ... Jennifer
Shiri Appleby ... Nikki
Mili Avital ... Vanessa
Ben Feldman ... Zeke
Adam Lamberg ... Lionel
Max Greenfield ... Ethan
Cynda Williams ... Grace
Mark Ivanir ... Rafi
Dan Bucatinsky ... High Strung Client
Oscar Nuñez ... Santa Designer
Vickilyn Reynolds ... Talk Show Host
Victoria Justice ... Young Nikki
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When Do We Eat? is the story of the "world's fastest Passover Seder" gone horribly awry. It's about an old school dad who's as tough on his sons as his father is on him. On this night, however, one of the boys slips Dad a dose of special, hallucinogenic Ecstasy in order "to give him a new perspective." Meanwhile, Mom brings a handsome stranger to dinner and the kids take sides. By the end of the night, however, Dad's visions turn him into a modern day Moses intent on leading this hungry group to the promised land of family forgiveness. Of course they're all so stubborn, it would be easier to part the Red Sea. Written by THINKFilm

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Taglines:

Sex, Drugs, and Matzoh Ball Soup

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Havana Nagila
Written by Josh Norek, Abraham Velez, Jason Poras
Performed by Hip Hop Hoodíos
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Great Jewish movie for non-Jews!
25 March 2005 | by dag4See all my reviews

The central themes are universal (dysfunctional family, holidays gone wrong), but the story unfolds in the unique setting of a passover dinner--which I believe is a movie first. The filmmakers wisely put a non-Jew at the table to make us non-Jews feel at home. The characters are well-developed and convincing--a real feat in a story about a family that includes a sex surrogate, an autistic teen, a Hasidic Jew, a lesbian half-sister, and a stoner. Fantastic cast. Michael Lerner is wonderful as the father. He plays a wide emotional range very convincingly. Why hasn't this guy been in more great roles? This film really gives him a chance to shine. Ben Feldman, Cynda Williams and Meredith Scott Lynn also give great performances. Stunning visual effects and a great soundtrack.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

7 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pazzo pranzo di famiglia See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$134,006, 9 April 2006

Gross USA:

$431,513

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$431,513
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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