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
The film is based upon the 2013 short story "Sell Out" by Simon Rich. See more »
In the later scenes where Herschel switches identities with Ben; Ben is unable to prove his identity. However, both of the characters were processed and booked for assault earlier in the film; meaning both of their fingerprints would be on file. USCIS and ICE frequently use bio-metrics, including fingerprints, before physically deporting an alien. See more »
This is what we're reaching for everybody. This is the dream. This is the goal. Perfect jar of pickles.
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Written by Preston McKinnon
Performed by The Gillettes
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Seth Rogen manages to make a movie that's not rated R, not about weed, and isn't totally terrible
An American Pickle is a decent film. You'll get a couple good laughs, and the run time is short enough to not waste your time.
The premise (as you already know) is ridiculous, but the movie doesn't take itself too seriously. That's a good thing.
At the same time, you'll probably completely forget all about this movie come next Tuesday.
(PS look for the author of this review around the 59 minute mark)
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