• R, 1 hr. 26 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Salvador Litvak
    In Theaters:
    Apr 7, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Aug 22, 2006
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When Do We Eat? Reviews

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

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.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

February 6, 2007
Scott Weinberg

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.

Full Review Source: DVDTalk.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

October 25, 2006
Jordan Hiller

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.

Full Review Source: Bangitout.com | Original Score: 2/4

August 16, 2006
Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
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Litvak's movie almost immediately barges across the line separating the comically absurd from the outright obnoxious.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

May 5, 2006
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies

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.

Full Review Source: Jam! Movies | Original Score: 3/5

May 5, 2006
Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
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Manages to be broad, mawkish and mean-spirited all at once.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 1.5/4

May 5, 2006
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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A haunting and disturbing film.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

May 4, 2006
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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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.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

May 4, 2006
Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
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... worth a look.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: B

April 28, 2006
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Oh, what a distasteful film.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 24, 2006
Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
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Its strong cast is loud and lively, and the bickering banter has snap and drive.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 3/4

April 21, 2006
Tom Long
Detroit News
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A cute little Matzoh of a movie.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C+

April 21, 2006
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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Crass, chaotic comedy.

Full Review Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 1/4

April 21, 2006
Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
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The movie's most distinctive feature is its cast, which has the fake lived-in comfort of a TV clan.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 21, 2006
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion

Despite the fact that the meal served is kosher, the recipe is so hammy that the movie proves pretty indigestible.

Full Review Source: One Guy's Opinion | Original Score: C-

April 21, 2006
Richard Nilsen
Arizona Republic
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It borders on painful to see this cast go through the motions of this uninspired script.

Full Review Source: Arizona Republic | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 20, 2006
Jessica Reaves
Chicago Tribune
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Watching this movie is kind of like being sprayed with emotional vomit.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

April 20, 2006
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
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But even the film's seeming singularity proves deceptive once it becomes apparent that When Do We Eat? is less a Passover movie than a Thanksgiving or Christmas movie dolled up in Jewish drag.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

April 20, 2006
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Even Jewish audiences will be hard-pressed to find something to enjoy in this highly stagy, claustrophobic depiction of a Seder populated by one wacky family that seems to include every stereotype in the book.

April 20, 2006
Peter Debruge
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Another entry in indiedom's contest to create the most dysfunctional family.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 17, 2006
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