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Keeping Up with the Steins (2006)
Terrific "lesson" movie
It was refreshing to see a movie where a kid leads his family (with the help of his wayward grandpa) to care more about values than ostentatious display. His bar mitzvah really did become his coming of (religious) age ceremony, not just a preliminary to an over-the-top party. He learned to care more about being good than feeling good. Yes, there were stereotypes, and yes, I'd like it more if the family appeared to be more interested in their religion than just "getting their kid through" the ceremony. However, this movie did show the kid "Benjamin" as a dynamic character who did grow and change for the better. All bar and bat mitzvah students and their families should be required to view this movie prior to making any bar/bat mitzvah plans! Basically, there was no cussing, sex, or violence to mar this nice piece of family entertainment.