One man's mission to follow his dream is comically halted in its tracks at the request of his dear, but difficult, aged Jewish mother who is hell-bent on seeing her warring dysfunctional grown up grandchildren together one last time before she dies.
An up-tight lawyer, Lenny Rubin, (Timothy Spall), has to put his dream retirement on hold when his ailing mother (Honor Blackman) emotionally blackmails him into reuniting his estranged children for a Jewish holiday. They may be peas from the same pod, but in Lenny's eyes, his grown-up children are certainly not even from the same planet: a ruthless control-freak and hard-nosed capitalist, an outspoken, argumentative eco-warrior committed to the cause, an outer-worldly Buddhist Monk; and to cap it all, a bible bashing born-again Rabbi. While they might quarrel, fight, and perhaps even be starting a war in Africa, they are still family. It is going to take a whole lot of soul-searching and sacrifice for everyone to come together in this comic drama.Written by
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I took my family to watch this movie and all of us left the cinema feeling positively uplifted and that much closer as a family unit. I have to say that this is not the type of movie I would usually go to watch so I was pleasantly surprised by this thoroughly enjoyable movie. It is a great performance all round from the whole crew, the film was very well casted and has some fantastic actors, the soundtrack is really good and I am looking forward to watching Yoav Factor's next film. All in all the movie promotes fantastic family moral values in a highly entertaining and humorous way. I thoroughly recommend this film to all audiences, especially families and will most likely watch it a number of times myself.
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