Monday, January 15, 2007

Keeping Up With the Steins

Keeping Up With the Steins (2006)

While his parents plan an over-the-top bar mitzvah on his behalf, a 13-year-old boy struggles with his own shyness and his desire to see his father and grandfather reconcile. Directed by Scott Marshall, who deftly mocks Hollywood excess, this sharp but loving satire of materialism took home the Best Feature award at the U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. Jeremy Piven, Jami Gertz, Doris Roberts and newcomer Daryl Sabara lead the standout cast.
My Two Cents: Jeremy Piven's PG-rated Ari Gold does little more than tease interest in this sappy snoozer. I did really enjoy the Jeff Spicoli reset around the 0:30 point.

NetFlix Rank: Didn't Like It
IMDB Rank: 5/10


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