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Advice and Dissent (2002)

A frustrated businessman, Jeffrey Goldman tries to end his hopeless marriage to wife, Ellen by asking his local Rabbi to place a curse on her. The rabbi refuses, but gives Goldman peculiar ... See full summary »

Director:

Leib Cohen

Writer:

Leib Cohen
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rebecca Pidgeon ... Ellen Goldman
John Pankow ... Jeffrey Goldman
Eli Wallach ... The Rebbe
Reuven Russell Reuven Russell ... Rabbi Weintraub
Sean Conant Sean Conant ... Accident Bystander
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James DeVoy ... Police Officer
Susan Gross ... Accident Bystander
Benjamin Small ... Fireman
Eric Waldo Eric Waldo ... Accident Bystander
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Storyline

A frustrated businessman, Jeffrey Goldman tries to end his hopeless marriage to wife, Ellen by asking his local Rabbi to place a curse on her. The rabbi refuses, but gives Goldman peculiar advice on how to do away with her, setting into motion a series of unexpected events. Written by Ciaran O'Shea

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curse | marriage | jewish | love | murder | See All (5) »

Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 2002 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The Rebbe: Can you fake it?
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A gem...
30 March 2002 | by JasparLamarCrabbSee all my reviews

A small gem from first time director Leib Cohen. John Pankow is a louse of a husband trying to unload wife Rebecca Pidgeon. He goes to his Rabbi (the great Eli Wallach) for help. Wallach obliges (or does he?)

A short film with the the depth of a feature. First rate acting and extremely clever dialogue establish characters in an instant. The production values are first-rate never revealing the film's shoe-string budget. A very entertaining twenty minutes.


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