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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.








Cast overview, first billed only:
Lenny Rubin
Danny Rubin
Andie Rubin
Gran Rubin
Yona Rubin
Clarity Rubin
Jake Rubin
Miri Rubins
James Vaughan ...
Michael Brown (as James Vaughn)
Neil Conrich ...
Rabbi Cohen
Dr. Maniram Nehru
Rita Davies ...
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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!!!!!


Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and language


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Release Date:

21 October 2011 (UK)  »


Box Office


$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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2.35 : 1
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A touching family comedy
7 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

I absolutely loved this feel good, touching and heartwarming family comedy. I can't wait to see it again and own it on DVD! It is great to see a drama about Jewish family dynamics and culture, with many of the themes universal to all families. Timothy Spall, an outstanding British actor, gives a convincing performance, and he is well supported by the rest of the cast, who all portray diverse characters within the Rubins family. Perfect for a relaxed Sunday afternoon movie trip, this film will make you laugh and smile, and you may even shed a tear by the end. If you haven't seen it yet I would recommend it wholeheartedly. If you are not afraid of a bit of quality shmaltz and can embrace it then you will enjoy it.

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