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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.

Director:

Salvador Litvak
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Lerner ... Ira Stuckman
Lesley Ann Warren ... Peggy Stuckman
Jack Klugman ... Artur
Meredith Scott Lynn ... Jennifer
Shiri Appleby ... Nikki
Mili Avital ... Vanessa
Ben Feldman ... Zeke
Adam Lamberg ... Lionel
Max Greenfield ... Ethan
Cynda Williams ... Grace
Mark Ivanir ... Rafi
Dan Bucatinsky ... High Strung Client
Oscar Nuñez ... Santa Designer
Vickilyn Reynolds ... Talk Show Host
Victoria Justice ... Young Nikki
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Storyline

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

7 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pazzo pranzo di famiglia See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$134,006, 9 April 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$428,432, 21 May 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Havana Nagila
Written by Josh Norek, Abraham Velez, Jason Poras
Performed by Hip Hop Hoodíos
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Oy, Is This A Terrific Jewish Flick!
4 September 2006 | by magicpaul-2See 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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