Joshua Then and Now
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Joshua Then and Now
The early ups and later downs in the life of Joshua Shapiro (James Woods) more or less describe the trajectory of this semi-autobiographical film, adapted from the book by Mordecai Richler. Joshua is a Jewish Canadian writer who has returned from living in England for nearly three decades, only to see the major components of his life disintegrate around him. Flashbacks tell the tale of Joshua's childhood -- raised by a father who is an ex-boxer with a creative approach to earning a living (illegally) and a mother who earns her living as a stripper. Leaving this background and his… More

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"Radiates energy. Alan Arkin's zany performance as Reuben is a comic tour de force."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
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