This is the story of a dysfunctional New York family, and their attempts to reconcile.

Director:

Fred Schepisi

Writer:

Jesse Wigutow

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Douglas ... Alex Gromberg
Kirk Douglas ... Mitchell Gromberg
Rory Culkin ... Eli Gromberg
Cameron Douglas ... Asher Gromberg
Diana Douglas ... Evelyn Gromberg
Michelle Monaghan ... Peg Maloney
Geoffrey Arend ... Malik
Sarita Choudhury ... Suzie
Irina Gorovaia ... Abby Staley (as Irene Gorovaia)
Annie Golden ... Deb
Mark Hammer Mark Hammer ... Stephen Gromberg
Audra McDonald ... Sarah Langley
Josh Pais ... Barney
Bernadette Peters ... Rebecca Gromberg
Louie Torrellas ... Jeremy
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Storyline

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? Written by KGF Vissers

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Some families can survive anything. Even each other.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for drug content, sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Final film of Diana Douglas. See more »

Quotes

Mitchell Gromberg: Alex, you're a much better father than I was.
Alex Gromberg: Thank you. But you didn't exactly set the bar all that high.
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Alternate Versions

C'est de famille (Quebec French Title) See more »

Connections

References Samurai Jack (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Concerto in C Minor
Written by Antonio Vivaldi (as Vivaldi)
Performed by Jaroslov Krcek
Courtesy of Naxos of America
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Poignant, touching, and truthful!
28 November 2003 | by yossarian100See all my reviews

The type of humor that brings tears to your eyes instead of the silliness that usually passes for comedy these days. I seriously enjoyed watching Michael and Kirk Douglas working together, found the material touching and poignant, and found myself caring deeply about the characters. I don't know about you, but that works for me.


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew | Spanish

Release Date:

25 April 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Smack in the Puss See more »

Filming Locations:

Kinnelon, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,804,441, 27 April 2003

Gross USA:

$7,491,839

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$8,211,508
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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