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When Do We Eat? (2005)

 -  Comedy  -  14 April 2005 (USA)
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A family's Passover gets screwy after the patriarch unknowingly ingests a hit of Ecstasy.

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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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Sex, Drugs, and Matzoh Ball Soup

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

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Pazzo pranzo di famiglia  »

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$134,006 (USA) (7 April 2006)

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$428,432 (USA) (19 May 2006)
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When Do We Eat
14 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

OK Here is a little synopsis they had about When Do We Eat in the booklets we received at the Boston Film Festival.

"When Do We Eat? is the story of the "Worlds fastest Passover Seder" gone horribly awry. It's about an old school dad who's as tough on his son as his father is on him. On this night, however, one of the boys slips dad a does of LSD 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 his hungry group to the promise land of family forgiveness. Of course they are all stubborn, it would be easier to part the Red Sea."

I found the movie to be hysterical and very touching as well. The special effects were stunning and the director Salvador Litvar even said they wanted to do something different when it came to the special effects even though it cost a lot he felt they were worth it. All of the music in the film is very interesting as well. It is all traditional Hebrew music but has a modern sound to them.

One of the reason why the director Salvador Litvar wanted to do this movie is because it was a type of movie that has never been done before and how he was scared at first being it dealt with religion and he was saying how religion and Hollywood don't really mix but he was glad he took the challenge and so far everyone who has seen the film has loved it. He also wanted to show how important traditions are in families no matter what your cultural back ground or religious tradition is but how these traditions help us remember where we came from and bind us as a family.

Another element that helped was that many of the actors and actresses in the movie were of the Jewish tradition so they could relate to the back ground of the film. The director said at one point the family sings together and how it was very moving because it wasn't the family singing it was the whole cast and how much they all bounded over this film. He was very moved and touched with how everyone was really excited about the project and how it came out.

He even commented on how they had so many talented actresses try out for the part of Nikkie that Shiri Appleby played. He said When Shiri Appleby tried out there was something unique about her and she played the character in a very different way then what they were expecting.

They thought Shiri Appleby did an excellent job and another factor that was in her favor was she really could really relate to the material being she is Jewish and grew up with the tradition of Passover. Over all Shiri Appleby's performance was excellent! She is a very talented Actress and her talent really shinned through in this film.

Over all the movie was wonderful. It is coming out to theaters in either March or April of this year. So look for it they made it in the tradition of my Big Fat Greek Wedding so right away you know it has to be good. I am so happy I got to see this movie. It was great and I enjoyed it very much!

Hope this review helps. Love, Erin


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