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When Do We Eat? (2005)

R | | Comedy | 7 April 2006 (USA)
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A family's Passover gets screwy after the patriarch unknowingly ingests a hit of Ecstasy.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ira Stuckman
... Peggy Stuckman
... Artur
... Jennifer
... Nikki
... Vanessa
... Zeke
... Lionel
... Ethan
... Grace
... Rafi
... High Strung Client
... Santa Designer
... Talk Show Host
... Young Nikki
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When Do We Eat? is the story of the "world's fastest Passover Seder" gone horribly awry. It's about an old school dad who's as tough on his sons as his father is on him. On this night, however, one of the boys slips Dad a dose of special, hallucinogenic Ecstasy in order "to give him a new perspective." Meanwhile, Mom brings a handsome stranger to dinner and the kids take sides. By the end of the night, however, Dad's visions turn him into a modern day Moses intent on leading this hungry group to the promised land of family forgiveness. Of course they're all so stubborn, it would be easier to part the Red Sea. Written by THINKFilm

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Sex, Drugs, and Matzoh Ball Soup

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Comedy

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Rated R for drug use, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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7 April 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Pazzo pranzo di famiglia  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$134,006, 9 April 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$428,432, 21 May 2006
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Connections

References My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) See more »

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Holy Thing To Do
Written by Shlomo Carlebach and Mark Adler
Performed by the When Do We Eat? Cantors
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Oy, Is This A Terrific Jewish Flick!
4 September 2006 | by See all my reviews

Along with Adam Goldberg's Shaft-parody, "The Hebrew Hammer," the marvelous indie "When Do We Eat" is one of the two finest contemporary comedies with Jewish themes -- a far cry from the traditional Jewish cinema pantheon of "Fiddler," "Crossing Delancy," "Yentl" and "The Chosen." Uproariously funny, sexy and occasionally profane, yes -- but it's also deeply affectionate as "When Do We Eat" pokes fun at the righteousness of the orthodox, Passover traditions, and maddening family members from stoners to sex workers and Moshe Dayan look-a-likes. The script is sharp, the acting terrific ("Quincy" alum Jack Klugman is a riot as the Holocaust-surviving grandfather), and the hallucinogenic production values - inspired by legendary Hagadah books - is brilliant. An antidote to anyone who laments the laundering of authentic Jewish content from ostensibly Jewish TV sit-coms and films. Bravo!


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