Joshua Then and Now Poster

Release Date: August 12th, 2001

R|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
Joshua Shapiro (James Woods) is a respected writer in England, but his public success masks a troubled upbringing in Montreal's Jewish ghetto. His family was, to say the least, unusual: His mother, Esther (Linda Sorenson), was an exotic dancer, and his father, Reuben (Alan Arkin) a small-time criminal. Using wit and cunning, Joshua climbed the social ladder. But the turmoil of his old life comes rushing back when Joshua returns to Canada with his upper-crust wife, Pauline (Gabrielle Lazure).

Cast: James Woods, Alan Arkin, Gabrielle Lazure, Michael Sarrazin, Linda Sorenson, Alan Scarfe, Alexander Knox, Robert Joy

Director: Ted Kotcheff

Genres: Comedy drama

Keywords: Madcap, Father, 1980s, Growing up, Witty, Escape, London, Marriage, Mother, Wife, Rise, Emotional, England, Engaging, Love