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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 see eye to eye, but they are still family and it is going to take a whole lot of soul searching and sacrifice for all involved to come together in this heart warming, comic, family drama that will have you thinking of your own family with a smile. -- (C) Official Site

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Timothy Spall
as Lenny Rubins
James Callis
as Danny Rubins
Rhona Mitra
as Andrea "Andie" Rubins
Hugh O'Conor
as Rabbi Yona Rubins
Theo Stevenson
as Jake Rubins
Asier Newman
as Charlie "Clarity" Rubins
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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.

April 5, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Theoretical laughter, tears and maudlin contrivance ensue.

March 23, 2012

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

March 22, 2012 | Full Review…

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

March 16, 2012 | Full Review…

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.

March 13, 2012 | Full Review…

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.

March 11, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

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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