MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 29,464 this week

Sidney Turtlebaum (2008)

8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 28 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

Sidney Turtlebaum is a bitter sweet comedy that tells the story of Sidney, an eccentric gay Jewish man in his seventies. To punish the world Sidney earns his living as a pickpocket and a ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 187 titles
created 04 Aug 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sidney Turtlebaum (2008)

Sidney Turtlebaum (2008) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sidney Turtlebaum.
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Jimmy Carr delivers more of his cynical take on life's little absurdities in his trademark deadpan style in this live stand-up release.

Director: Tristram Shapeero
Stars: Jimmy Carr
Guantanamero (2007)
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

After a violent storm, Ali awakens on a deserted beach, sick and disoriented. They'll be looking for him and he must keep moving. Ivan, a local Cuban, takes Ali to the apartment of his ... See full summary »

Director: Vicente Peñarrocha
Stars: Nicolás Belmonte, Mohamed Chafik, Ako Chavarri
Comedy | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Comedy drama based on the true story of two British Army dentists who in 1942, eager to see action, go AWOL and invade occupied France on their own.

Director: John Henderson
Stars: Kenneth Cranham, Leo Bill, Derek Jacobi
Green Wing (TV Series 2004)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

Funky hospital-based sketch-comedy-drama type show.

Stars: Sally Bretton, Oliver Chris, Olivia Colman
Comedy

Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.

Director: Tristram Shapeero
Stars: Robin Williams, Lauren Graham, Wendi McLendon-Covey
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A psychiatrist comes to the aid of a compulsive gambler and is led by a smooth-talking grifter into the shadowy but compelling world of stings, scams, and con men.

Director: David Mamet
Stars: Lindsay Crouse, Joe Mantegna, Mike Nussbaum
Boulevard (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced to confront his secret life.

Director: Dito Montiel
Stars: Robin Williams, Bob Odenkirk, Kathy Baker
Shrink (2009)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Unable to cope with a recent personal tragedy, LA's top celebrity shrink turns into a pothead with no concern for his appearance and a creeping sense of his inability to help his patients.

Director: Jonas Pate
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Mark Webber, Keke Palmer
A Gun (2014)
Short | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Rob Yescombe
Stars: Thomas Craig, Rupert Evans, Nico Mirallegro
Short | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A hospital radio DJ finds a CD with everything he is about to say already recorded on it.

Director: Rob Yescombe
Stars: Rupert Evans, Laura Deeley-Burns
Comedy | Sci-Fi

A teacher experiences a series of mishaps after discovering he has magical powers.

Director: Terry Jones
Stars: Robin Williams, Kate Beckinsale, Simon Pegg
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Romy Baskerville ...
Valerie
Lin Blakley ...
Brenda
Francesca Marie Claire ...
Frankie
Cavan Clerkin ...
Father
...
Gabriel
Lily Howard ...
Sidney's Sister
Tom Howard ...
Young Sidney
Saul Issroff ...
Rabbi
...
Sidney Turtlebaum
...
Mother
Margaret Stallard ...
Elderly Woman
Edit

Storyline

Sidney Turtlebaum is a bitter sweet comedy that tells the story of Sidney, an eccentric gay Jewish man in his seventies. To punish the world Sidney earns his living as a pickpocket and a conman - his chosen modus operandi is to gatecrash Shiva houses of mourning to steal from the gathered crowd. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

He crashes funerals and steals more than just the show

Genres:

Short | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 April 2009 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Sidney Turtlebaum: I am probably the most fascinating human being you will ever meet, Gabriel.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A great performance by Sir Derek Jacobi
24 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I had the chance of catching a screening of this and absolutely loved it. I came out of the cinema with a smile on my face, having laughed a lot for most of this witty little black comedy and being taken slightly by surprise by the ending.

It's the story of a day in the life of Sidney Turtlebaum (Sir Derek Jacobi), an old Jewish man, a day he spends with a young man named Gabriel, taking him to Shiva houses (Jewish houses in mourning) around the Golders Green neighbourhood in London. There he proves himself to be a charming old man with a few secrets.

Both leads are great, in particular Sir Derek Jacobi, who plays Sidney in a very charming way, giving him humanity and surprising us as we learn more and more about this character. At 18min, I really wanted more!


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Sidney Turtlebaum (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?