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Keeping Up with the Steins (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 2 June 2006 (USA)
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A 13-year-old boy uses his upcoming bar mitzvah to reconcile the strained relationship between his father and grandfather.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Benjamin Fiedler
... Joanne Fiedler
... Adam Fiedler
... Casey Nudelman
... Tim (as Marc John Jeffries)
... Master of Ceremonies
... Zachary Stein
... Raylene Stein
... Arnie Stein
... Karen Sussman
... Ashley Grunwald (as Brittany Robertson)
DJ Quik ... Himself
... Rose Fiedler
... Irwin Fiedler
Sky Bear Aguilar ... Native American Boy
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In toney Brentwood, Benjamin Fiedler prepares for his bar mitzvah; trouble is, he understands neither its meaning nor the Hebrew, and his parents (particularly his successful-agent father) are planning the most lavish party possible. Benjamin wants his dad to give him some space, so he gets an idea: to invite his grandfather, who left the family years ago and for whom Benjamin's dad has an intense dislike, to come two weeks early. Thanks in part to grandpa - and to the immediate family's love - Benjamin may have a shot at figuring out what it means to be a man. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Something's not quite kosher.

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for some crude language, nudity and brief drug references | See all certifications »

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2 June 2006 (USA)  »

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Lucky 13  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$653,723, 14 May 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,328,294, 30 July 2006
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Trivia

The name of the book that Rabbi Schulberg (Richard Benjamin) had written was "Passion of the Jews". See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Zachary is talking to Benjamin at Hebrew school about his fear of reading the Haftorah in front of a crowd, Zachary can be seen mouthing the words Benjamin is saying, "...cool up there at your Bar Mitzvah". See more »

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Irwin Fiedler: You gotta try things, Benjamin... once. Once, a philosopher. Twice, I tell.
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In the first set of end credits, Mark John Jefferies is listed as a cast member, but in the final comprehensive set, he is listed as Marc John Jeffries. See more »

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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

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Shiny Happy People
Written by Michael Stipe (as M. Stipe), Mike Mills (as M. Mills), Peter Buck (as P. Buck),
Bill Berry (as W. Berry)
Performed by The Polyphonic Spree
Courtesy of Hollywood Records, Inc.
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If you are Jewish or not...it is like our version of Big Greek wedding
14 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

We start all of our reviews with the following information. My wife and I have seen nearly 100 movies per year for the past 15 years. Recently, we were honored by receiving lifetime movie passes to any movie any time at no cost! So we can see whatever we want whenever we want. The point of this is that CRITICS count for ZERO. Your local critics or the national critics like Ebert are really no different than you or me. The only difference is that they get to write about the movie and are forced to see hundreds of movies whether they want to or not.Therefore, it is our belief that if you get your monies worth for two hours of enjoyment that is good enough for us! We NEVER EVER listen or read the critics. We only care about our friends and those who we know like the same things as us. Well enough about that.

It is the Jewish version of My big fat Greek wedding. It is hilarious and will play very well in NY, Los Angeles and in all the communities where Jewish people live. But, remember My Big Fat Greek Wedding did $245 million dollars because it was so very funny. This movie is so much like it and very very funny.


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