• Keeping Up With the Steins (2006)

Keeping Up With the Steins

Release Date: May 12th, 2006

DVD Release Date: October 31st, 2006

PG-13 |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Benjamin Fiedler (Daryl Sabara) has a lot to be nervous about; his bar mitzvah is fast approaching, and his parents (Jeremy Piven, Jami Gertz) are caught up in plans to make his party even more lavish than the one the Steins threw for their son. Amid his family's debate over whether to invite an estranged grandfather (Garry Marshall), the youth solves the problem by arranging for Grandpa to arrive two weeks early.

Cast: Jeremy Piven, Jami Gertz, Garry Marshall, Daryl Sabara, Doris Roberts, Daryl Hannah, Cheryl Hines, Richard Benjamin

Director: Scott Marshall

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Road Pictures

Keywords: Amusing, Father, Family, Son, Rivalry, Heartwarming, Los Angeles, 2000s, Mother, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Elizabeth WeitzmanNew York Daily News

    Mazel tov to Scott Marshall for creating an endearing portrayal of familial lunacy that ought to charm as many Smiths as it will Steins. show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A fresh and lovable comedy about a dysfunctional Jewish family planning their son's bar mitzvah. show more

  • 70
    Michael RechtshaffenThe Hollywood Reporter

    What could have made for particularly potent satire in the hands of an Albert Brooks or a Christopher Guest arrives in the form of a politely benign family comedy by first-time director Scott Marshall. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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