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Just 45 Minutes From Broadway (2012)

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Whether trodding the boards for paying audiences or performing at the kitchen table for her theatrical family (mother Diane Salinger, father Jack Heller, uncle David Proval, boarder Harriet Schock) the only place Pandora Isaacs (Tanna Frederick) has ever felt truly safe and entirely at home is onstage. Like so many actors she is not completely sure about the difference between real life and the theater and - as she willingly admits - she really doesn't want to. Stinging from a recent romantic break-up, she retreats to the safety of her parents' ramshackle upstate country house - just 45 minutes from Broadway- where her non-theatrical sister (Julie Davis) and her sister's non-Jewish fiance (Judd Nelson) are also arriving for the weekend and the family's yearly Passover Seder, which is presided over by another uncle (Michael Emil). Family secrets, sibling rivalries and the possibility of true love as rare as a blue bullfrog all emerge, but at what cost?

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Cast

Tanna Frederick
as Panda Isaacs
Judd Nelson
as James Archer
Jack Heller
as Grisha Isaacs
David Proval
as Larry Cooper
Julie Davis
as Betty Isaacs
Diane Salinger
as Vivien Cooper Isaacs
Harriet Schock
as Sally Brooks
Sabrina Jaglom
as Judy Cooper
Simon O. Jaglom
as Willy Lewis
Michael Emil
as Uncle Misha
Linda Carson
as Aunt Karla
Eliza Roberts
as Aunt Kit
Peter Townend
as Barry Lewis
Emily Alexander
as Linda Lewis
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Critic Reviews for Just 45 Minutes From Broadway

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (7)

George ... disdains working on TV or in dinner theater. Compared to this movie, however, these would be preferable alternatives.

June 14, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
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You will either laugh or cringe, depending on your enjoyment of comic melodrama (the kind view) or distaste for overindulged actors (the not-so-kind view).

November 29, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
San Francisco Chronicle
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Altogether, it comes to resemble theater filmed by Paul Greengrass.

October 23, 2012 | Full Review…
Village Voice
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Though Jaglom intends for us to be charmed by show folk, the amateurish performances and perennially misjudged direction wind up portraying them instead as boundlessly needy narcissists.

October 18, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
New York Daily News
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The boldness is welcome, the execution awkward.

October 16, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…
New York Times
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Self-consciously cribbing from Chekhov by way of Robert Altman, the filmmaker convenes an extended family of stage actors at a decaying country house in New Rochelle, where the Ambien-enhanced emotional pitch lingers north of perpetual hysteria.

October 16, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
Time Out
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