Reuniting the Rubins

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  • Summary: An uptight lawyer, Lenny Rubins, has to put his dream retirement on hold when his ailing mother emotionally blackmails him into reuniting his estranged children for a holiday gathering. (Monterey Media)

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  1. Positive: 0 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Kerry Lengel
    Apr 5, 2012
    40
    May walk like a comedy and quack like a comedy, but despite the absurd extremes to which it takes the squabbling-family formula, it inspires nary a chuckle.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Hynes
    Mar 13, 2012
    40
    What happens when you put a rabbi, a Buddhist monk, a high-strung capitalist, and a lesbian humanitarian together in the same room? Not comedy, it turns out.
  3. Reviewed by: Eve Barlow
    Mar 12, 2012
    40
    As dysfunctional movie families go, the Rubins hardly linger in the memory.
  4. Reviewed by: Neil Genzlinger
    Mar 16, 2012
    40
    It's the kind of stuff an amateur screenwriter reaches for when he has nothing original to say, because he's seen it work in other movies. It sure doesn't work here.
  5. Reviewed by: Chuck Bowen
    Mar 11, 2012
    38
    Yoav Factor can't decide whether he wants to play his broad scenario as an exaggerated farce or as a heartwarming testament to blood ties.
  6. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Mar 22, 2012
    30
    Its humor and sentimentality equally labored, this by-the-numbers picture will look better, albeit still not good, as a latenight cable or streaming time-killer.
  7. Reviewed by: Gary Goldstein
    Mar 22, 2012
    30
    A frantic, badly constructed, slightly offensive muddle that doesn't so much end as run out of things on a checklist.

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