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When Do We Eat? (2005)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  7 April 2006 (USA)
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A family's Passover gets screwy after the patriarch unknowingly ingests a hit of Ecstasy.

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Ira Stuckman
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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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Original and Entertaining Family Comedy!
31 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is an innovative and witty take on a dysfunctional family dinner. Much more clever and sharp than other films dealing with similar topics (i.e., Meet the Fockers, My Big Fat Greek Wedding). In some ways, the Stuckman family dinner takes similar turns to those in the Danish film Celebration. However, the continuous humor makes When Do We Eat much less heavy. The writing is superb and keeps the audience tuned in and laughing throughout the movie. What I liked the most is that the filmmakers didn't condescend to the audience but rather kept the humor fresh. This movie should appeal to people from all backgrounds who appreciate original comedy.


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