Joshua Then and Now (1985)

Joshua Then and Now


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The early ups and later downs in the life of Joshua Shapiro (James Woods) more or less describe the trajectory of this semi-autobiographical film, adapted from the book by Mordecai Richler. Joshua is a Jewish Canadian writer who has returned from living in England for nearly three decades, only to see the major components of his life disintegrate around him. Flashbacks tell the tale of Joshua's childhood -- raised by a father who is an ex-boxer with a creative approach to earning a living … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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as Joshua Shapiro

as Pauline Shapiro

as Reuben Shapiro

as Kevin Hornby

as Esther Shapiro

as Jack Trimble

as Jane Trimble

as Sen. Hornby

as Seymour Kaplan

as Eli Seligson

as Det. Stuart McMaster

as Young Joshua

as Dr. Jonathan Cole

as Colin Fraser

as Mrs. Abbott

as Bulgarian Poet

as Barmitzvah Boy

as Barmitzvah Boy

as Barmitzvah Boy

as Alex Shapiro

as Young Seymour Kaplan

as Barmitzvah Boy

as Doorman

as Mrs. Friar

as Barmitzvah Boy

as Bulgarian Translator

as Barmitzvah Boy

as Ralph Murdoch

as Mr. Friar

as Barmitzvah Boy

as Dr. Danzinger

as Mr. Abbott

as Susy Shapiro

as Barmitzvah Boy

as Barmitzvah Boy

as Barmitzvah Boy

as Mrs. Hickey

as Woman on Telephone

as Teddy Shapiro

as Barmitzvah Boy

as Sidney Murdoch
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Radiates energy. Alan Arkin's zany performance as Reuben is a comic tour de force.

Full Review… | August 22, 2004
Spirituality and Practice

July 9, 2005

January 1, 2000
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