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Keeping Up with the Steins (2006)

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

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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 <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Something's not quite kosher.

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Comedy

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

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2 June 2006 (USA)  »

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Lucky 13  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$653,723, 14 May 2006, Limited Release

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$4,328,294, 30 July 2006
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Trivia

Jeremy Piven plays a father who is a talent agent. In, "Entourage", Jeremy Piven plays Ari Gold, also a talent agent. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Benjamin is talking to his grandfather while fishing on the pier; at one point the background behind Ben is filled with sailboats while the camera is on him. The shot switches to his grandfather for a few lines and when it switches back to Ben, just a few seconds later, the sailboats are all gone. There was not enough time for the boats to have sailed out of the scene. See more »

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Rose Fiedler: Shamu is Jewish?
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Crazy Credits

In the first set of end credits, Mark John Jefferies is listed as a cast member, but in the final comprehensive set, he is listed as Marc John Jeffries. See more »

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References Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) See more »

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My Bar Mitzvah Will Be Sensational
Written and Performed by Dora B. Krakower
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Keeping Up with the Fielders!
10 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

The Steins had an over the top Titanic themed Bar Mitzvah for their son. In this film, Ben Fielder is studying for his Bar Mitzvah in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. His father is played by Jeremy Piven and his mother is played by Jami Getz. His paternal grandmother is played by the wonderful Doris Roberts and his paternal grandfather is played by Garry Marshall who is just as wonderful. His grandfather left his son and wife for another life where he teaches on the Navajo Indian reservation in New Mexico with his new younger girlfriend played by Daryl Hannah. Everybody is perfectly cast in this film. This film should have aired on television than in cinema. Anyway, the story about the coming of age and how unconventional grandfather relates to his conventional son and his family is worth watching. I enjoyed the film and would love to see it again. I saw it on television last weekend and I liked it.


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