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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 movie's closing credits declare that the picture was "filmed entirely in Los Angeles, California, USA". See more »

Goofs

When where Benjamin is talking to his grandfather while fishing on the pier; at one point the background behind Ben is filled with sailboats while the camera is on him. The shot switches to his grandfather for a few lines and when it switches back to Ben, just a few seconds later, the sailboats are all gone. There was not enough time for the boats to have sailed out of the scene. See more »

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Irwin Fiedler: You gotta try things, Benjamin... once. Once, a philosopher. Twice, I tell.
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Crazy Credits

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 Fiddler on the Roof (1971) See more »

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Shine
Written by Matthew Gerrard (as M. Gerrard), Andy Stochansky (as A. Stochansky)
Performed by Andy Stochansky
Courtesy of Population 60 Records
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Hilarious Film!
11 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Great movie!! I was in a bad mood all day until I saw this movie. It made my day!! From the audience's responses, it made their day, too! I found Jeremy Piven's performance to be in line with his usual comedic excellence. When it comes to comedy, Jeremy is king. Excellent performances from other cast is definitely worth noting. Even though I'm not Jewish, I found the film totally entertaining. This film is more than slap stick comedy woven into a worn out display of one-liners. The characters are not static, and there is a serious current underlying the funny moments. It's a redemptive story about family being more important than money--in grand style. Good job, guys!


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