A simple Jewish man named Herschel Greenbaum works in a pickle factory in Brooklyn. One day he falls into a vat of brine and stays there, perfectly preserved, for 100 years. He comes back to life and goes to stay with his great-great-grandson, Ben, in contemporary Brooklyn.Written by
Written by Nyles Lannon (as Nyles T. Lannon)
Performed by Mirror People
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The movie started off good with the scenes from old world Europe but the transition to life in America was too fast and more could've been brought out before Herschel fell in the vat of pickles. After that, the movie was pretty slow and just not that funny or enjoyable. There was a heart warming moment at the end very in line with Rogen's other heartfelt comedies but that was pretty much the only highlight in the movie with the rest being barely watchable. Almost seemed kind of fetishizing Jewish shtetl life outside the final scenes of the movie which as mentioned above, were nice and heartfelt. Surprised this was on HBO to be honest. 4/10
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