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
Finally--a true-Jew sitcom made into a feature film. Salvador Litvak has taken Salvador Dali's acid trip painting "The Last Supper" and made it into a heimish, full-length film. Think "The Hebrew Hammer", but for Pesach instead of Chanukkah. "When Do We Eat?" has all the essential elements and then some. Part comedy and part tearjerker, part ultra-Orthodox and part porno. A neurotic, Jewish Beverly Hills family--think "Clueless"--making shalom, but with spirituality and holiness. A cathartic message of repentance and spiritual return for all time. And Moses' cameo hallucination role was played by a Moses of our time, Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz.
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