Jewtopia (film)

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Jewtopia
Directed by Bryan Fogel
Produced by Bryan Fogel
Andy Fickman
Pavlina Hatoupis
Courtney Mizel
Sam Wolfson
Screenplay by Bryan Fogel
Sam Wolfson
Starring Ivan Sergei
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Joel David Moore
Wendie Malick
Nicollette Sheridan
Rita Wilson
Jon Lovitz
Music by Nathan Wang
Production
  company
Ministry of Content
Oops Doughnuts Productions
Release date(s)
  • April 26, 2012 (2012-04-26) (Newport Beach)
Country United States
Language English

Jewtopia is an independent comedy film. It is a film adaptation of one of the longest running off-Broadway plays. The film is directed by Bryan Fogel, and written by Bryan Fogel and Sam Wolfson. It stars Ivan Sergei, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Joel David Moore and Nicollette Sheridan.[1]

Plot[edit]

Christian O’Connell (Ivan Sergei) has met the girl of his dreams in Alison Marks (Jennifer Love Hewitt). Unfortunately, Christian told Alison (who happens to be a rabbi’s daughter) that his name was Avi Rosenberg, and that he was Jewish – neither of which is true. Desperate to keep up the illusion, he turns to his childhood best friend, Adam Lipschitz (Joel David Moore), to teach him how to "act Jewish". But Adam has problems of his own, with a fiancée (Jamie-Lynn Sigler) pushing him closer to a mental breakdown as their wedding approaches. With the best intentions, Adam and Christian attempt to help each other out, but things quickly go completely wrong.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Casting[edit]

The film was announced on July 15, 2011, with initial cast listings for the film being released concurrently.[4] Sergei and Hewitt led the announcement, with the full cast list, including Joel David Moore, Wendie Malick and Hewitt's former Ghost Whisperer co-star Camryn Manheim, being released on August 8, 2012.[5]

Filming[edit]

Jewtopia began filming in Los Angeles, California, on July 18, 2011,[3] and wrapped on August 10, 2011.[6]

Premier[edit]

The film premiered in April 2012 at the Newport Beach Film Festival.[7] The film opened to very negative reviews with 10% on Rotten Tomatoes, 8% on Metacritic, and 4.1 out of 10 on IMDb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full cast and crew for 'Jewtopia'". IMDb. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  2. ^ "Jennifer Love Hewitt signs on from 'Jewtopia'". nymag.com. 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  3. ^ a b c Sneider, Jeff (August 8, 2011). "Joel David Moore joins 'Jewtopia'". variety.com. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  4. ^ "Jennifer Love Hewitt cast in ‘Jewtopia’ movie". JTA. Retrieved October 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ Propst, Andy. "Jennifer Love Hewitt, Joel David Moore, Ivan Sergei Set for Jewtopia Movie". Theater Mania. Retrieved October 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ "TheReal_Jlh". Twitter. August 10, 2011. Retrieved August 11, 2011. 
  7. ^ Randall, Laura (April 25, 2012), "Newport Beach film fest: 'Jewtopia,' John Wayne and lots more", Los Angeles Times .

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