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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

Director:

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 Jackie Ryan ... Young Sonia
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Storyline

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 »

Parents Guide:

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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:

$43,588, 29 March 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,081,957, 31 May 1998
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Technical Specs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: The White Stripes (2009) See more »

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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On the whole a good film!
18 November 1999 | by Daisy-45See all my reviews

Well, I thought this was a great film. A tale of desperation in a young woman's personal search, this film offers an intense experience for the viewer. Sonia embarks on a search for not only herself but also her place in the world and for the duration of the film Renee Zellweger gave Sonia the precise dignity and emotion that the role deserved. The supporting cast were strong, Juliana Margulies certainly showing that she's doesn't always play the 'nice girl'. Christopher Eccleston was convincingly wicked and Glenn Fitzgerald puts in a credible performance as Mendel, capturing the essence of the role commendably.

Yakin, although sometimes a little predictable juxta positioned shots poetically and dealt with the depths of the situation with a suitable depth of character investigation. I think definitely a 'chick flick', generally the issues dealt with in the movie were of a feminine nature and I would think that the emotional dominion, would have it seldom appeal to a male audience. It's recommended viewing although it is a deep movie so make sure you're in the mood. 3.5-4 out of 5


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