Keeping Up with the Steins Synopsis
As his bar mitzvah approaches, a boy tries to reconcile his father and grandfather.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The tribute to an aging parent is moving and gives this routine comedy an extra something.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
To paraphrase the old ad for Levy's rye bread, you don't have to be Jewish to love "Keeping Up With the Steins," but it helps.
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75

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Mazel tov to Scott Marshall for creating an endearing portrayal of familial lunacy that ought to charm as many Smiths as it will Steins.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A fresh and lovable comedy about a dysfunctional Jewish family planning their son's bar mitzvah.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
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...
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A sitcom with enough big laughs and emotional truth to get audiences past awkward pacing and some slow spots.
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63

TV Guide

Zakarin's semiautobiographical screenplay hits all the sitcom beats.
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Blends humor with heart for a satisfying, if predictable, experience.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Despite problems of tone and tempo, Steins is appealingly cast.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Garry Marshall takes over the movie (no mystery: his son, Scott, directed it), and Keeping Up With the Steins turns into a recipe to forget:...
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Perfect Movie to Watch! If Your Jewish

By moviewatcher411
This movie was a comedy of pure joy. It totally made fun of my relligon (Jewish) at times but it might be just one of my favorite comedys yet. It stars a great cast it includes Jeremy Piven, Garry...

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Rated PG-13 | For some crude language, nudity and brief drug references
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ So-so comedy about over-the-top bar mitzvah.
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