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A Price Above Rubies (1998)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  25 March 1998 (USA)
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About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life

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Ramon Garcia
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Mendel Horowitz
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Rebbitzn
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Rebbe Moshe
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Beggar Woman
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Schnuel
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Feiga
Timothy Jerome ...
Dr. Bauer (as Tim Jerome)
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Mrs. Gelbart
Joyce Reehling ...
Shaindy
Shelton Dane ...
Yossi
Jackie Ryan ...
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About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life Written by Doug

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hasidic | marriage | jew | runaway | tchotchke | See more »

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In a world of rules... one woman is ruled by her passion.

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Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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25 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Price Below Rubies  »

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Opening Weekend:

$43,588 (USA) (27 March 1998)

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$1,081,957 (USA) (29 May 1998)
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Mendel says Sonia's birthstone is the ruby, this would make her birthdate somewhere in July. See more »

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After the bris (circumcision ceremony), Mendel apologizes to Sonia for naming their son Shimmie "after the Rebbe." Shimmie is a nickname for Shim'on (Simon). However, the Rebbetzin (the Rebbe's wife) calls her husband Moishe. Also, at the eulogy for the Rebbe, the speaker refers to the him as "our own Moishe Rabbenu," clearly making a connection between him (and his name) and the prophet Moses. See more »


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Arovecha
Performed by Jesus Alemañy's Joubanismoi
Written by Orlando Valle
Courtesy of Hannibal Records, a Byodisc label
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Intriguing Personal Drama Set in Orthodox/American Jewish Culture
14 January 2005 | by (Denver CO, United States) – See all my reviews

A carefully and compellingly rendered drama of a contemporary woman's stirring discovery of self, "A Price Above Rubies" is set in the context of a Hasidic Jewish/American community. Beautifully photographed, this film's acting sparkles -- and renders a reasonably accurate portrait of an easily caricatured community.

In a role played well before her current celebrity (circa Jerry Maguire), Renee Zellweger establishes herself as a talent of unlimited possibilities. That she doesn't "look Jewish" (by the stereotype) does not make her less convincing....

The film's feminist perspective is gracefully realized without belittling all guys -- which greatly enhances the film's power! (And lowers my blood pressure!) While compelling in the early going, the plot becomes a bit overly complex. But the film remains very well worth watching throughout. Production design is exceptional! Those Orthodox Jewish critics who are angered by this film's portrayal of Jewish Orthodoxy might have us believe that the world of Orthodoxy is monolithically benign. It is not. ...

Traditional thought and practice -- orthodoxy in many settings -- has its beauties and strengths, and -- like most things human-- it has its dark, shadow side as well. I've personally experienced both the light and the dark, and know they both exist. "A Price Above Rubies" depicts the delicate balance gone awry.

For a very different, also wonderful film which depicts both light and shadow sides of American Jewish traditionalism, but less critical of Orthodoxy, try "The Chosen" (1982) (adapted from Chaim Potok's book), with Robby Benson (quite good in this film, to my surprise), Rod Steiger and Maximillian Schell. For me "The Chosen" is a "ten", and among my all-time top 10 films!


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