Reuniting The Rubins
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Lenny Rubins, an up-tight lawyer, puts his dream retirement on hold when his ailing mother emotionally blackmails him into reuniting his estranged children for a Jewish holiday. They may be peas from the same pod, but in Lenny's eyes, his grown up children are certainly not from the same planet: a control-freak hard-nosed capitalist, an outspoken argumentative eco-warrior committed to the cause, an outer worldly Buddhist Monk; and to cap it all a bible bashing born-again Rabbi! They might not see eye to eye, but they are still family and it is going to take a whole lot of soul searching… More

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""Reuniting the Rubins" may walk like a comedy and quack like a comedy, but despite the absurd extremes to which it takes the squabbling-family formula, it inspires nary a chuckle."
‑ Kerry Lengel, Arizona Republic
"The script includes little back story and lots of button-pushing shorthand, none of which feels genuine..."
‑ Neil Genzlinger, New York Times
"Reuniting the Rubins is harmless, unspectacular comedy, let down by a poor script and light-weight direction, which might have been more at home on a Sunday on ITV. It isn't the worst thing you'll see this year, but it will be difficult to remember."
‑ Simon Gallagher, What Culture
"Most people would rather spend five years in a Hamas dungeon than endure their company."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"It's a decent idea gone wrong for want of a better script and tighter direction."
‑ Derek Malcolm, This is London
"Theoretical laughter, tears and maudlin contrivance ensue."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"What happens when you put a rabbi, a Buddhist monk, a high-strung capitalist, and a lesbian humanitarian together in the same room? Not comedy, it turns out."
‑ Eric Hynes, Village Voice
"An ensemble piece wobbling between undercooked drama and low-powered farce..."
‑ Kevin Harley, Total Film
"There are some films so bad, they don't warrant a review. This is one of them."
‑ Sam Bathe, Fan The Fire
"Like a cheap, uninspired ITV bank holiday drama in which a decent cast is left stranded by a lousy script and lifeless direction."
‑ Allan Hunter, Daily Express
"A frantic, badly constructed, slightly offensive muddle that doesn't so much end as run out of things on a checklist."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Yoav Factor can't decide whether he wants to play his broad scenario as an exaggerated farce or as a heartwarming testament to blood ties."
‑ Chuck Bowen, Slant Magazine
"A mediocre sitcom with too many preachy subplots."
‑ David Parkinson, Radio Times
"Give me an oy. Give me a vey."
‑ Anthony Quinn, Independent
"Rubins ultimately sinks beneath the weight of its own gubbins."
‑ Catherine Shoard, Guardian
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