Reuniting The Rubins (2012)
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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
Mar 16, 2012 Limited
Apr 23, 2012
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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.
A frantic, badly constructed, slightly offensive muddle that doesn't so much end as run out of things on a checklist.
The script includes little back story and lots of button-pushing shorthand, none of which feels genuine...
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.
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.
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.
An ensemble piece wobbling between undercooked drama and low-powered farce...
Most people would rather spend five years in a Hamas dungeon than endure their company.
There are some films so bad, they don't warrant a review. This is one of them.
It's a decent idea gone wrong for want of a better script and tighter direction.
Like a cheap, uninspired ITV bank holiday drama in which a decent cast is left stranded by a lousy script and lifeless direction.
A contrived script and clunky direction undermine this British film, which veers from silly comedy to harsh drama to dark tragedy.
The film has its moments, but the score is so achingly intrusive I felt I was suffering from Rubinoid arthritis.
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