Keeping Up with the Steins (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  2 June 2006 (USA)
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A 13-year-old boy uses his upcoming bar mitzvah to reconcile the strained relationship between his father and grandfather.



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Tim (as Marc John Jeffries)
Karen Sussman
Ashley Grunwald (as Brittany Robertson)
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In toney Brentwood, Benjamin Fiedler prepares for his bar mitzvah; trouble is, he understands neither its meaning nor the Hebrew, and his parents (particularly his successful-agent father) are planning the most lavish party possible. Benjamin wants his dad to give him some space, so he gets an idea: to invite his grandfather, who left the family years ago and for whom Benjamin's dad has an intense dislike, to come two weeks early. Thanks in part to grandpa - and to the immediate family's love - Benjamin may have a shot at figuring out what it means to be a man. Written by <>

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Something's not quite kosher.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some crude language, nudity and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2 June 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lucky 13  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$653,723 (USA) (12 May 2006)


$4,328,294 (USA) (28 July 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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The working title for this movie was "Lucky 13." See more »


In the scene after Benjamin jumps into the pool at his party, he has changed his into dry clothes. He changes into a green polo shirt. When he walks outside, after changing, he is now wearing a striped blue shirt and Zachary is wearing the same green shirt that Benjamin was wearing just a few minutes ago. See more »


Irwin Fiedler: You gotta try things, Benjamin... once. Once, a philosopher. Twice, I tell.
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Crazy Credits

After the end credits is a scene where a miniature horse or pony is delivered to Ashley Grunwald's house. See more »


References Real World (1992) See more »


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Written by Todd Bozung (as T. Bozung), Peter Plath (as P. Plath)
Performed by With The Quickness
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Hilarious Film!
11 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Great movie!! I was in a bad mood all day until I saw this movie. It made my day!! From the audience's responses, it made their day, too! I found Jeremy Piven's performance to be in line with his usual comedic excellence. When it comes to comedy, Jeremy is king. Excellent performances from other cast is definitely worth noting. Even though I'm not Jewish, I found the film totally entertaining. This film is more than slap stick comedy woven into a worn out display of one-liners. The characters are not static, and there is a serious current underlying the funny moments. It's a redemptive story about family being more important than money--in grand style. Good job, guys!

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