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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sonia Horowitz
... Sender Horowitz
... Rachel
... Ramon Garcia
... Mendel Horowitz
... Rebbitzn
... Rebbe Moshe
... Beggar Woman
... Schnuel
... Feiga
Timothy Jerome ... Dr. Bauer (as Tim Jerome)
Phyllis Newman ... Mrs. Gelbart
Joyce Reehling ... Shaindy
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

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

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Drama | Romance

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

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25 March 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Price Below Rubies  »

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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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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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Rene is a Gem!
19 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

I am not Jewish and I don't have much knowledge regarding the principles of this religion, I can see how this film was less then favorable among the community who is aware of its culture more then I am. The story line was vague at points and we were left with unresolved meanings behind the interaction of Sonia with many characters we meet outside of Hasidic community. I must say however that Renée Zellweger who played Sonia Horowitz was brilliant in this film, her acting, her demeanor, her power, her vigor. Powerful! She carries this film among the rest two-dimensional characters and for that alone I will give the film 10/10.


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