Keeping Up With The Steins
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Keeping Up With The Steins
The competition heats up as a young man on the cusp of adulthood in Brentwood, CA, prepares for his upcoming bar mitzvah, and his father strives to outdo the gargantuan coming-of-age bash recently thrown by his number-one nemesis, in a madcap tale of Hebrew rivalry from actor-turned-director Scott Marshall. Benjamin Fiedler (Daryl Sabara) is about to become a man, though the prospect of reciting a language he doesn't even really know in front of a temple full of strangers is so daunting that it makes him wish he could just stay a boy and write the whole thing off. As if his personal… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 37%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Excellent casting lifts this sitcomlike script."
‑ Tom Keogh, Seattle Times
"A winningly sincere and warmly humorous film about an ancient Jewish milestone in the time of Martha Stewart."
‑ Amy Biancolli, Houston Chronicle
"Pleasant little comedy with some good performances."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"a stiff would-be comedy filled with talented stars and very few laughs."
‑ Norm Schrager,
"A long slog of family cliché and idiotic coming-of-age yuks thrown at us with the subtlety of a naked Garry Marshall."
‑ David Cornelius,
"It's not meant to be uproarious. But even as comfort food, Steins can't keep up."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"It's not the kind of comedy that makes you laugh till your face hurts, but it'll give your smile muscles a good workout."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Will it all turn out? What do you think? Part of the fun is in watching how, although one's enjoyment of the movie will depend on many factors. Comedy, of course, is a very subjective medium; what some find hilarious, others won't. At the screening I atte"
‑ Ted Murphy, Murphy's Movie Reviews
"Entertaining on all three levels: as Jewish comedy, as Jewish satire and as universal comedy"
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Although there is nothing offensive about the film, there is nothing particularly amusing or enlightening about it, either."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"By the time the Fiedlers are getting serious about their arguments and their hugs, we've grown to like them."
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"Had Scott Marshall and screenwriter Mark Zakarin honed their knives sharper, they could have made genuine mirth out of this."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"... the comedy is too timid to really make much of a satirical statement."
‑ Bob Strauss, Los Angeles Daily News
"...benefits greatly from the mere presence of Jeremy Piven..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Aside from the first 15 minutes and the last five or so, the film just isn't very funny."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
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