When Do We Eat?
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An old-fashioned Jewish father vows to bring his stubborn family together after being slipped a dose of ecstasy during the annual Passover celebration in director Salvador Litvak's psychedelic Seder comedy. Family patriarch Ira Stuckman (Michael Lerner) has taken a few tips from his hard-nosed father, Arthur (Jack Klugman), when it comes to matters of the family. A strict disciplinarian with little tolerance for tomfoolery, stubborn Ira is insistent that the whole family come together for the Seder feast despite their lingering disagreements. When Ira's son, Zeke (Ben Feldman), drops a… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

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"Litvak's movie almost immediately barges across the line separating the comically absurd from the outright obnoxious."
‑ Geoff Pevere, Toronto Star
"This abrasive Passover comedy-drama is extremely difficult to sit through, and if its makers weren't all Jewish, it would be considered anti-Semitic."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"There's something very sweet and real beneath all the bluster, braggadocio, disgust and denial, pushing through as improbably and miraculously as Moses through the Red Sea."
‑ Frank Lovece, Film Journal International
"Thanks to a great cast and sharp writing, When Do We Eat? is a clever comedy with plenty of black humour and irreverence, all of which leads to contemplative thought."
‑ Liz Braun, Jam! Movies
"Manages to be broad, mawkish and mean-spirited all at once."
‑ Jason Anderson, Globe and Mail
"... worth a look."
‑ Nancy Churnin, Dallas Morning News
"We're basically left with a wild-eyed group of actors who probably had a lot more fun shooting When Do We Eat? than they did watching it."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVDTalk.com
"Despite the fact that the meal served is kosher, the recipe is so hammy that the movie proves pretty indigestible."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"A haunting and disturbing film."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"Oh, what a distasteful film."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"even with all the strange impractical goings on, as with all in this recent string of popular entertainment culled from authentic orthodoxy, there are moments of sheer breathtaking joy that elevate the spirit of a Jew by speaking to their core."
‑ Jordan Hiller, Bangitout.com
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