When Do We Eat? (2005 film)
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|When Do We Eat?|
|Directed by||Salvador Litvak|
|Produced by||Horatio C. Kemeny|
|Written by||Nina Davidovich|
Lesley Ann Warren
|Cinematography||M. David Mullen|
|Distributed by||When Do We Eat? Inc.|
When Do We Eat? is the story of a dysfunctional Jewish family's Passover Seder. This is the family's first Seder in three years and the tension is high. Before the Seder, Zeke (Ben Feldman) slips his father (Michael Lerner) a pill that he believes to be a combination of ecstasy and LSD. As the night continues, the family releases secrets that cause fights but bring them closer in the end.
- Ira - The father of the family. Ira manufactures and distributes Christmas ornaments for a living.
- Peggy - A stay-at-home mother. Raises money for autism awareness.
- Artur - Ira's father and a survivor of the Holocaust. He carries a suitcase wherever he goes in case the Nazis come and he has to run.
- Zeke - A high school student who enjoys recreational drugs.
- Ethan - After failing in business, he becomes more involved in religion, becoming a Hasidic Jew.
- Jennifer - Ira's daughter from a previous marriage. Types closed-captioning for a living.
- Nikki - A professional sex surrogate who assists men in getting over their fears of intimacy.
- Lionel - Pretending to be an idiot savant, with a fascination of the number 7.
- Grace - Jennifer's Protestant girlfriend who is attending her first Seder.
- Vanessa - A first cousin to the Stuckmans. Vanessa is a celebrity publicist.
- Rafi - An Israeli and a professional tent builder invited to the Seder.
- Michael Lerner as Ira
- Arman Manyan as Ira as Young Boy
- Caleb Armstrong as Ira as a Toddler
- Joshua Weinstein as Ira as Young Man
- Lesley Ann Warren as Peggy
- Beth Ann Warren as Young Peggy
- Jack Klugman as Artur
- Jeremy Glazer as Young Artur
- Meredith Scott Lynn as Jennifer
- Shiri Appleby as Nikki
- Victoria Justice as Young Nikki
- Mili Avital as Vanessa
- Ben Feldman as Zeke
- Adam Lamberg as Lionel
- Max Greenfield as Ethan
- Kane Ritchotte as Young Ethan
- Cynda Williams as Grace
- Mark Ivanir as Rafi
Awards and nominations
- deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City: Winner - Best Narrative Feature
- Napa/Sonoma Wine Country Film Festival: Winner - Best Comedy
- Reno Tahoe International Film Festival: Best Pick and Winner - Best Director
- San Diego Film Festival: Winner - Best Screenplay