Wealth can't spare three male generations of the dysfunctional Jewish New York Gromberg family grief or grim reality. However successful in life, Alex never felt pleasing pride or proper parental support from sprightly patriarch Mitchell, who sarcastically imposes his own values and priorities on everyone and everything. Alex starts despairing that his modern permissiveness may ruin his own bright firstborn, college-boy Asher, unlike adoring kid-brother Eli. A dorm-drug-bust pushes things to the limit -- or beyond?
Some families can survive anything. Even each other.
25 April 2003 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Smack in the Puss
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Opening Weekend USA: $2,804,441,
27 April 2003, Wide Release
Gross USA: $7,375,836, 26 May 2003
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
When Asher is working on his writing project, he is seen changing the title from "Smack in the Puss" to "Smack in the Kisser" to "Family Jewels"; these were early script titles for this movie. See more
Alex, you're a much better father than I was.
Thank you. But you didn't exactly set the bar all that high.
C'est de famille (Quebec French Title) See more
Written by Badi Assad
(as Mariangela Assad Simao)
Performed by Badi Assad
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more