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When Do We Eat? (2005)

R | | Comedy | 7 April 2006 (USA)
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A family's Passover gets screwy after the patriarch unknowingly ingests a hit of Ecstasy.

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Salvador Litvak
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Lerner ... Ira Stuckman
Lesley Ann Warren ... Peggy Stuckman
Jack Klugman ... Artur
Meredith Scott Lynn ... Jennifer
Shiri Appleby ... Nikki
Mili Avital ... Vanessa
Ben Feldman ... Zeke
Adam Lamberg ... Lionel
Max Greenfield ... Ethan
Cynda Williams ... Grace
Mark Ivanir ... Rafi
Dan Bucatinsky ... High Strung Client
Oscar Nuñez ... Santa Designer
Vickilyn Reynolds ... Talk Show Host
Victoria Justice ... Young Nikki
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Storyline

When Do We Eat? is the story of the "world's fastest Passover Seder" gone horribly awry. It's about an old school dad who's as tough on his sons as his father is on him. On this night, however, one of the boys slips Dad a dose of special, hallucinogenic Ecstasy in order "to give him a new perspective." Meanwhile, Mom brings a handsome stranger to dinner and the kids take sides. By the end of the night, however, Dad's visions turn him into a modern day Moses intent on leading this hungry group to the promised land of family forgiveness. Of course they're all so stubborn, it would be easier to part the Red Sea. Written by THINKFilm

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Taglines:

Sex, Drugs, and Matzoh Ball Soup

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for drug use, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hebrew

Release Date:

7 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pazzo pranzo di famiglia See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$134,006, 9 April 2006

Gross USA:

$431,513

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$431,513
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Connections

References My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Havana Nagila
Written by Josh Norek, Abraham Velez, Jason Poras
Performed by Hip Hop Hoodíos
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Overall very entertaining and fun!
30 April 2006 | by ash1706See all my reviews

I thought this film was nicely done and very evident of how even the most dysfunctional of families can come together and forgive one another for past wrongs. The cast gave great performances and were very believable as a family in great need of forgiveness and spiritual guidance.

I don't think the film tried too hard to be funny; I thought that the film did a great job of getting the humor of the situation across in a lighthearted and warm way. Although I was confused by some parts of the script, the story was pretty easy to follow and intermittent flashback scenes added to the film's charm and the ending was very nice! I would recommend this film to anyone, Jewish or not. I highly enjoyed it!


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