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A Price Above Rubies (1998)

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

Director:

Boaz Yakin

Writer:

Boaz Yakin
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

This movie is about a young woman who is married to a devout Jew and the problems that trouble their marriage because of her 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Mendel (Glenn Fitzgerald) says Sonia's (Renée Zellweger'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 Maraca (as Orlando Valle)
Courtesy of Hannibal Records, a Byodisc label
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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One of the most touching movies about the plight of orthodox women
1 May 2005 | by bscardozoSee all my reviews

The cast is remarkable.

Rene Zellweger gives the performance of her life hovering between wanting to be respectful and to blossom as a business woman and mother.

She is so much smarter than her husband and wants so much more than she has that your heart aches for her. By the end of the movie the bright caterpillar is on its way to being a butterfly.

The movie accurately depicts the present condition of the Hasidic movement in New York and Brooklyn and shows its strengths and weaknesses. The jewelry business is depicted as neither black nor white, but a series of grays.

This is a great film and Rene Zellweger should be toasted for risking much and achieving more. Carol Kane was wonderful in Hester Street and Amy Irving likewise in Crossing Delancy. But Rene Zellweger soars.


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Details

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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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