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 … More

Rating: PG (for thematic elements and language)
Genre: Drama, Kids & Family, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Yoav Factor
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 23, 2012
Box Office: $13.3k
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as Lenny Rubins

as Danny Rubins

as Andrea "Andie" Rubin...

as Rabbi Yona Rubins

as Jake Rubins

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Critic Reviews for Reuniting The Rubins

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (5)

"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.

Full Review… | April 5, 2012
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Theoretical laughter, tears and maudlin contrivance ensue.

Full Review… | March 23, 2012
Top Critic

A frantic, badly constructed, slightly offensive muddle that doesn't so much end as run out of things on a checklist.

Full Review… | March 22, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The script includes little back story and lots of button-pushing shorthand, none of which feels genuine...

Full Review… | March 16, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 13, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | March 11, 2012
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Reuniting The Rubins

"A movie full of odd-ball characters who happen to be apart of a dysfunctional family. My favorite kind of families. But this one wasn't as out there or nearly as dramatic for my taste. I like these types of films to be more darker. But it was OK. Entertaining. I thought most of the acting was good. Some a little bit over the top. But the interesting part was how different Lenny's children turned out. One a budah, another a Rabbi, one a complete ass, and the other off changing the world. It was an odd mixture, but an interesting one none the less. Not something I would watch again, but nothing I regret seeing either."


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