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
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Shaindy
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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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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  »

Box Office

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

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$1,081,957 (USA) (29 May 1998)
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Trivia

Mendel says Sonia's birthstone is the ruby, this would make her birthdate somewhere in July. See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The White Stripes (2009) 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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Renee was great
7 September 2006 | by (Tampa, FL) – See all my reviews

I would like to comment on Renee's portrayal of the character Sonia--she was absolutely incredible! So many of her roles have been in the "cutesy" genre. This role was devoid of being "cutesy" at all. She was gutsy, believable and did a very good Brooklyn accent. I had never heard of this movie for one reason or another, and I'm glad I caught it on cable. A very, very good movie. One other comment: I am a Protestant, and I know very little about the Jewish faith. This movie peaked my curiosity for more knowledge about Hasidic followers of Judaism. I Googled and read about the beginning of the Hasidic beliefs. Once again, the cinema has enlightened me about a subject I previously had no knowledge of.


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