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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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Taglines:

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 The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Holy Thing To Do
Written by Shlomo Carlebach and Mark Adler
Performed by the When Do We Eat? Cantors
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stupendous--see it
23 March 2005 | by SELSPASSee all my reviews

Finally--a true-Jew sitcom made into a feature film. Salvador Litvak has taken Salvador Dali's acid trip painting "The Last Supper" and made it into a heimish, full-length film. Think "The Hebrew Hammer", but for Pesach instead of Chanukkah. "When Do We Eat?" has all the essential elements and then some. Part comedy and part tearjerker, part ultra-Orthodox and part porno. A neurotic, Jewish Beverly Hills family--think "Clueless"--making shalom, but with spirituality and holiness. A cathartic message of repentance and spiritual return for all time. And Moses' cameo hallucination role was played by a Moses of our time, Rabbi Shlomo Schwartz.


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