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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 ...
Young Sonia
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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  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$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 »

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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Yo Siempre Oddara
Performed by Jane Bunnett
(from the CD "Spirits of Havana")
Written by Guillermo Baretto and Jane Bunnett
Courtesy of Jane Bunnett & Canadian Broadcasting Corp.
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On the whole a good film!
18 November 1999 | by (Victoria, Australia) – See all my reviews

Well, I thought this was a great film. A tale of desperation in a young woman's personal search, this film offers an intense experience for the viewer. Sonia embarks on a search for not only herself but also her place in the world and for the duration of the film Renee Zellweger gave Sonia the precise dignity and emotion that the role deserved. The supporting cast were strong, Juliana Margulies certainly showing that she's doesn't always play the 'nice girl'. Christopher Eccleston was convincingly wicked and Glenn Fitzgerald puts in a credible performance as Mendel, capturing the essence of the role commendably.

Yakin, although sometimes a little predictable juxta positioned shots poetically and dealt with the depths of the situation with a suitable depth of character investigation. I think definitely a 'chick flick', generally the issues dealt with in the movie were of a feminine nature and I would think that the emotional dominion, would have it seldom appeal to a male audience. It's recommended viewing although it is a deep movie so make sure you're in the mood. 3.5-4 out of 5


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