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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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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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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

After the bris (circumcision ceremony), Mendel apologizes to Sonia for naming their son Shimmie "after the Rebbe." Shimmie is a nickname for Shim'on (Simon). However, the Rebbetzin (the Rebbe's wife) calls her husband Moishe. Also, at the eulogy for the Rebbe, the speaker refers to the him as "our own Moishe Rabbenu," clearly making a connection between him (and his name) and the prophet Moses. 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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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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