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A Price Above Rubies (1998)

About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life

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Boaz Yakin

Writer:

Boaz Yakin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée Zellweger ... Sonia Horowitz
Christopher Eccleston ... Sender Horowitz
Julianna Margulies ... Rachel
Allen Payne ... Ramon Garcia
Glenn Fitzgerald ... Mendel Horowitz
Kim Hunter ... Rebbitzn
John Randolph ... Rebbe Moshe
Kathleen Chalfant ... Beggar Woman
Peter Jacobson ... Schnuel
Edie Falco ... Feiga
Timothy Jerome Timothy Jerome ... Dr. Bauer (as Tim Jerome)
Phyllis Newman ... Mrs. Gelbart
Joyce Reehling Joyce Reehling ... Shaindy
Shelton Dane Shelton Dane ... Yossi
Jackie Ryan ... Young Sonia
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About a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of the woman wanting something more out of her life Written by Doug

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

In a world of rules... one woman is ruled by her passion.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Price Below Rubies See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,063, 29 March 1998

Gross USA:

$1,130,732

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,130,732
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mendel says Sonia's birthstone is the ruby, this would make her birthdate somewhere in July. See more »

Goofs

Most of the action takes place between Sonya's birthday, which is in July, as evidenced by her birthstone, the ruby), and Yom Kippur, which is in the early fall. However, in all the outdoor scenes, it is clearly winter, as evidenced by the winter coats on all characters and extras. See more »

Quotes

Sonia Horowitz: There was a fire inside of me.
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Soundtracks

Arovecha
Performed by Jesus Alemañy's Joubanismoi
Written by Orlando Valle
Courtesy of Hannibal Records, a Byodisc label
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Looked interesting, got my attention and then got me mad...
10 August 2000 | by tatyana_ishaninaSee all my reviews

Well, I switched on the television late one night, and came across this movie. It was just starting, and being a Modern Orthodox Jew in the Diaspora it made me interested to watch it. I started and got really into the movie, later I was wrong -the whole movie was wrong.

Firstly, let me tell you that sexual intercourse is considered to be the Holiest Mitzvah, it is also a mitzvah for a man to satisfy his wife. I have been to Yeshiva and it was taught that a man is obliged to get married and to SATISFY HIS WIFE COMPLETELY. If it is the choice of studying the Torah or being with his partner, the choice is to satisfy the partner (of course). Why did the movie not point that one out?

Second: This is such an anti - religious movie. WHY? So, that the young Jewish women on verge for getting married will get scared away? And marry out?

Thirdly: The main character must have been really inconsiderate and immoral. A religious Jewish couple does NOT get married just for the sake's of getting married. The get married to satisfy their complete goals and potentials in live. Before the wedding the two people sit down and talk about what they want? What goals would they want to reach? and if they are heading down the same path!

Last, why does nobody ever show Judaism in all it's glory and passion and livelihood as it should be? Why is it always bad? We get shown rocks being thrown at cars in Mea'Shearim, but the commentators forget to tell us that it is Shabbat.

I disliked this movie very much. If all Jewish marriages are like that, then why is there such a small divorce rate? Why do people love each other and are inseparable? While, in the Western Society why are the break - ups of people so high? The suicide? The crime? Why is there so much disgust in the world we live in now?


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