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It Runs in the Family (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 25 April 2003 (USA)
This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile.

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Storyline

Wealth can't spare three male generations of the dysfunctional Jewish New York Gromberg family grief or grim reality. However successful in life, Alex never felt pleasing pride or proper parental support from sprightly patriarch Mitchell, who sarcastically imposes his own values and priorities on everyone and everything. Alex starts despairing that his modern permissiveness may ruin his own bright firstborn, college-boy Asher, unlike adoring kid-brother Eli. A dorm-drug-bust pushes things to the limit -- or beyond? Written by KGF Vissers

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jewish slur | jew | college | play | party | See All (203) »

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Some families can survive anything. Even each other.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, sexual material and language | See all certifications »
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25 April 2003 (USA)  »

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A Few Good Years  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,804,441, 27 April 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,375,836, 26 May 2003
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Final film of Diana Douglas. See more »

Quotes

Mitchell Gromberg: Alex, you're a much better father than I was.
Alex Gromberg: Thank you. But you didn't exactly set the bar all that high.
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Written by Alvaro Jose Arroyo
Performed by Joe Arroyo y La Verdad
Courtesy of Discos Fuentes
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Poignant, touching, and truthful!
28 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

The type of humor that brings tears to your eyes instead of the silliness that usually passes for comedy these days. I seriously enjoyed watching Michael and Kirk Douglas working together, found the material touching and poignant, and found myself caring deeply about the characters. I don't know about you, but that works for me.


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