Keeping Up With The Steins

2006

Keeping Up With The Steins

Critics Consensus

Keeping Up With the Steins is one of those comedies that play more like a corny sitcom than a theatrical movie.

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38%

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User Ratings: 90,596
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The competition heats up as a young man on the cusp of adulthood in Brentwood, CA, prepares for his upcoming bar mitzvah, and his father strives to outdo the gargantuan coming-of-age bash recently thrown by his number-one nemesis, in a madcap tale of Hebrew rivalry from actor-turned-director Scott Marshall. Benjamin Fiedler (Daryl Sabara) is about to become a man, though the prospect of reciting a language he doesn't even really know in front of a temple full of strangers is so daunting that it makes him wish he could just stay a boy and write the whole thing off. As if his personal peccadilloes weren't enough to rack Benjamin's nerves, his father, Adam (Jeremy Piven), and mother, Joanne (Jami Gertz), are determined to send Benjamin into the adult world in true style. Recently, Adam's rival agent, Arnie Stein (Larry Miller), threw down the gauntlet for his own son's bar mitzvah by hosting a no-holds-barred bash that made New Year's Eve in Times Square look like cake-and-coffee day at the retirement community, and ultra-competitive Adam is determined to prove that he can top that now-legendary party. When Adam's aging, hippy-dippy father, Irwin (Garry Marshall), rolls into town in a broken-down RV with his dizzy young girlfriend, Sandy (Daryl Hannah), however, it appears as if all of his plans to out-class Arnie Stein may have been for naught. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

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Cast

Jeremy Piven
as Adam Fiedler
Jami Gertz
as Joanne Fiedler
Daryl Hannah
as Sacred Feather/Sandy
Garry Marshall
as Irwin Fiedler
Doris Roberts
as Rose Fiedler
Daryl Sabara
as Benjamin Fiedler
Cheryl Hines
as Casey Nudelman
Larry Miller
as Arnie Stein
Richard Benjamin
as Rabbi Schulberg
Carter Jenkins
as Zachary Stein
Sandra Taylor
as Raylene Stein
Miranda Cosgrove
as Karen Sussman
Tom Hines
as Master of Ceremonies
DJ Quik
as Himself
Sky Bear Aguilar
as Native American Boy
Jaron Lowenstein
as Cantor Nathan
Guilford Adams
as Terrence's Camera Man
Sam Sarpong
as Terrence Smythe
L. DeWayne Cozy
as Terrence's Sound Man
Patrick Richwood
as Still Photographer
Bryna Weiss
as Aunt Gladys
Cynthia Frost
as Aunt Rita
Walter Gertz
as Man at Party
Neil Diamond
as Himself
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  • Mar 22, 2012
    Not bad. Pretty forgettable movie though.
    Jason R Super Reviewer
  • Jul 14, 2011
    Keeping Up with the Steins is about trip to his bar mitzvah party with his dysfunctional family in one house. Good plot and good acting most of the time Its kind of a cult, spoof and comedy mix into to one. This film is making fun of how too many Jewish families see a bar mitzvah or bat mitzvah not as a coming of age for their son or daughter, but rather as an excuse to throw outrageously lavish parties. It had one good song at the very end. Cons Lacking acting sometimes Lacking good music some times. Weird
    erika b Super Reviewer
  • Apr 30, 2009
    A very nice family film but nothing especial about the film. It's just okay, nothing especial. Funny at times though. The story deserves half a star. Very unique. If you want to watch a movie in father's day this is the one. The whole movie is about fatherhood. The best parts of the movie were the "realization" part, the bar mitzvah scene. People will learn something from this movie. A good family film.
    Lemuel M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 13, 2008
    entertaining look at a familys atempts to put on a great bar mitzvah, a jewish ceremony, and the kids dealings with the process, jerem piven turns up as the father, playijng another agent, good to see after entourage, but nowhere near as slimeball, and jamie gertz, looking stunning after years going nowhere, and film maker gary marshall as a old randy granfather, a good watch
    scott g Super Reviewer

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