When Do We Eat? (2006) - Rotten Tomatoes

When Do We Eat? (2006)



Critic Consensus: A crass, sitcom-ish holiday comedy, When Do We Eat? presents all the over-the-top dysfunctional family hijinks one would expect from the genre.

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An old-fashioned Jewish father vows to bring his stubborn family together after being slipped a dose of ecstasy during the annual Passover celebration in director Salvador Litvak's psychedelic Seder comedy. Family patriarch Ira Stuckman (Michael Lerner) has taken a few tips from his hard-nosed father, Arthur (Jack Klugman), when it comes to matters of the family. A strict disciplinarian with little tolerance for tomfoolery, stubborn Ira is insistent that the whole family come together for the Seder feast despite their lingering disagreements. When Ira's son, Zeke (Ben Feldman), drops a hit of ecstasy into his father's meal in hopes of opening the old man's eyes up to a "new perspective," the once curmudgeonly father turns suddenly touchy-feely before insisting upon on ushering in a new era of forgiveness among the notoriously disagreeable clan.

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Michael Lerner
as Ira Stuckman
Lesley Ann Warren
as Peggy Stuckman
Mili Avital
as Vanessa
Dan Bucatinsky
as High Strung Client
Oscar Nunez
as Santa Designer
Vickilyn Reynolds
as Talk Show Host
Victoria Justice
as Young Nikki
Kane Ritchotte
as Young Ethan
Arman Manyan
as Ira as Young Boy
Jeremy Glazer
as Young Artur
Tania Godfrey
as Ira's Mother
Candace Zuchowski
as Ira's Sister
Brandon Waters
as Ira's Brother
Caleb Armstrong
as Ira as a Toddler
Beth Ann Warren
as Young Peggy
Joshua Weinstein
as Ira as Young Man
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Critic Reviews for When Do We Eat?

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (20)

Litvak's movie almost immediately barges across the line separating the comically absurd from the outright obnoxious.

May 5, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
Toronto Star
Top Critic

Manages to be broad, mawkish and mean-spirited all at once.

May 5, 2006 | Rating: 1.5/4
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

A haunting and disturbing film.

May 4, 2006 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
USA Today
Top Critic

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.

May 4, 2006 | Full Review…
Washington Post
Top Critic

... worth a look.

April 28, 2006 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

Oh, what a distasteful film.

April 24, 2006
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for When Do We Eat?

A little overdramatic but there are an interesting mix of stories and it's kinda funny and sweet.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer


A light hearted comedy on the Passover Celebration. Everyone can enjoy it if they have the stomach for it...LOL!

Fascade Fiveoneeight
Fascade Fiveoneeight

Super Reviewer

LOVED IT!! A great movie!

Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer

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