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All-star cast lines up for British Jew-com Reuniting The Rubins

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Reuniting the Rubins

Published on October 20, 2011 with No Comments

We’ve had Suzie Gold, Wondrous Oblivion and Sixty-Six in recent years – now yet another British-made Jewish comedy is set to be released in cinemas.

Reuniting The Rubins - which has been described as the British answer to US hit Little Miss Sunshine – stars Timothy Spall as lawyer Lenny Rubin, whose dying mother (Honor Blackman) sets him the task of bringing his dysfunctional family back together for Seder night.

But it’s no easy task given that his children have all taken very different paths in life – from becoming a devout Rabbi to becoming a Buddhist monk – and the scene is set for comedic and dramatic fireworks as he sets about reuniting his brood.

The film, which has taken four years to reach the screen, also stars Rhona Mitra, Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison and teenage actor Theo Stevenson (who recently played the title role in the movie version of Horrid Henry).

It is the first feature from Jewish moviemaker Yoav Factor, and was shot mainly in locations around Borehamwood and Hertfordshire, as well as at the famous Elstree studios.

Factor recently said of the project, “In a word, the film is about family and how families work in the modern world with everyone moving around so fast.”

“We all have a family and all face the very modern problem in that families aren’t able to come together that much.”

The film is set to open at cinemas across London on Friday October 21.

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