• 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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Mark Keizer
Boxoffice Magazine

[Director] Litvak crams so many earth-shattering revelations and long-buried resentments into 93 minutes that the film feels as if it's struggling to provide something recognizable to every potential ticket buyer.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 7, 2006
Scott Weinberg
DVDTalk.com

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
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Oh, what a distasteful film.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 24, 2006
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Making The Family Stone's shenanigans and schmaltz seem downright sophisticated by comparison, Salvador Litvak's Passover-themed film gives Jews an insufferable holiday family comedy to call their own.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

March 9, 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
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Cliches and loud stereotypes as fresh as year-old matzoh infest When Do We Eat?, a farce about a wildly dysfunctional Los Angeles family's disastrous Passover Seder.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 7, 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
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
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
Timothy Knight
Reel.com

While it does have some sweet moments and a handful of zingy one-liners, the film all too often resembles a trite dinner theater play that's been minimally 'opened up' for the screen.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 7, 2006
Peter Debruge
Variety
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Another entry in indiedom's contest to create the most dysfunctional family.

Full Review Source: Variety

April 17, 2006
Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
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A self-consciously zany dysfunctional family comedy, When Do We Eat? strains so hard to be outrageous that it sacrifices characters for caricatures. They might have had something if they'd let everybody relax, be themselves and enjoy dinner.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

April 7, 2006
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

Unfunny Semitic caricatures. Even worse than 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding.'

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: C

April 4, 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
Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly
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When Do We Eat? may strike a chord with those struggling to reconcile traditional faith and modernity, though few are likely to buy Ira's post-high transformation into a loving husband and father.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

April 6, 2006
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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In this distasteful film from Salvador Litvak, a Jewish family tries to race through a Seder, but drug use, possible incest and some jokes at the expense of the autistic slow them down.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

April 7, 2006
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

Not recomended for the Goyim.

| Original Score: 2/5

April 11, 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
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
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

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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May 6, 2006

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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May 6, 2006
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