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Reuniting the Rubins (2010)

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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.

Director:

Yoav Factor

Writer:

Yoav Factor (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Spall ... Lenny Rubin
James Callis ... Danny Rubin
Rhona Mitra ... Andie Rubin
Honor Blackman ... Gran Rubin
Hugh O'Conor ... Yona Rubin
Asier Newman ... Clarity Rubin
Theo Stevenson ... Jake Rubin
Blake Harrison ... Nick
Louise Brealey ... Miri Rubins
Claudia Coulter ... Marta
James Vaughan James Vaughan ... Michael Brown (as James Vaughn)
Neil Conrich Neil Conrich ... Rabbi Cohen
Rez Kempton ... Dr. Maniram Nehru
Alison Pargeter ... Nurse
Rita Davies Rita Davies ... Old Lady 1
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Storyline

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 monterey media inc.

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One BIG happy family.... crisis!!!!!

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and language
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 2011 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,524 (United Kingdom), 23 October 2011, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$734, 18 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,746, 13 May 2012
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Factor Films See more »
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Runtime:

(theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Fantastic Family Film
23 February 2012 | by Ariel MarshallSee all my reviews

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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