Strait-laced Rose breaks off relations with her party girl sister, Maggie, over an indiscretion involving Rose's boyfriend. The chilly atmosphere is broken with the arrival of Ella, the grandmother neither sister knew existed.
Set in 1981, "The Last Summer" tells the story of 12-year-old Joel Shuman's first summer after the sudden death of his mom. Joel helps his family come to terms with their tragic loss while ... See full summary »
Based on a true story, former parole officer Marilyn Gambrell and a colleague set up a pioneer trial-based program in one of America's toughest high schools to help the children of ... See full summary »
The teenagers friends Elizabeth, her brother Jeremy, Jessica, Rick and the hothead Trey have a car wreck caused by a swarm of insects. They wake up in the infirmary of the Marquez Academy, ... See full summary »
Ralph E. Portillo
In toney Brentwood, Benjamin Fiedler prepares for his bar mitzvah; trouble is, he understands neither its meaning nor the Hebrew, and his parents (particularly his successful-agent father) are planning the most lavish party possible. Benjamin wants his dad to give him some space, so he gets an idea: to invite his grandfather, who left the family years ago and for whom Benjamin's dad has an intense dislike, to come two weeks early. Thanks in part to grandpa - and to the immediate family's love - Benjamin may have a shot at figuring out what it means to be a man.Written by
In the scene where Zachary is talking to Benjamin at Hebrew school about his fear of reading the Haftorah in front of a crowd, Zachary can be seen mouthing the words Benjamin is saying, "...cool up there at your Bar Mitzvah". See more »
Haven't you ever done something wrong, Adam? Have you ever done anything that that was stupid, cowardly, selfish? Have you ever done anything that you just couldn't make right, no matter how hard you try?
Of course. I'm an agent.
See more »
In the first set of end credits, Mark John Jefferies is listed as a cast member, but in the final comprehensive set, he is listed as Marc John Jeffries. See more »
I bought this movie because I saw that Darryl Hannah was in it, but sadly she has very little screen time. That being said, then this movie is still entertaining enough for what it was.
"Keeping Up With the Steins" is a movie about a boy's journey towards adulthood, roughly put. But it is also a movie about reconciling with the past and about forgiveness.
What worked out for the movie was the cast and how well they performed. The performance of Daryl Sabara (playing Benjamin), Jeremy Piven (playing Benjamin's dad) and Garry Marshall (playing Benjamin's grandfather) really carried the movie amazingly well, and they made it worth watching the movie.
Story-wise then "Keeping Up With the Steins" is adequate, but I am not overly familiar with Jewish customs and traditions, so how well the movie translates to real life I have no idea of.
However, this is the type of movie that you watch once, then am likely to never watch it again. The story and movie itself just doesn't have enough contents to sustain multiple viewings.
But labeled as a comedy, you should take into consideration that the laughs are few and far apart. I actually don't recall laughing at all. But still, it is the type of movie that will make you feel good.
0 of 0 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this