When Do We Eat? (2005 film)

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When Do We Eat?
Directed bySalvador Litvak
Produced byHoratio C. Kemeny
Written byNina Davidovich
Salvador Litvak
StarringMichael Lerner
Lesley Ann Warren
Jack Klugman
Shiri Appleby
Mili Avital
Ben Feldman
Adam Lamberg
CinematographyM. David Mullen
Distributed byWhen Do We Eat? Inc.
Release date
  • April 14, 2005 (2005-04-14) (Palm Beach International Film Festival)
Running time
93 minutes
LanguageEnglish, Hebrew
Box office$431,513[1]

When Do We Eat? is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Salvador Litvak and starring Michael Lerner, Lesley Ann Warren, Jack Klugman, Shiri Appleby, Mili Avital, Ben Feldman, and Adam Lamberg.


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.


Awards and nominations[edit]

  • 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


  1. ^ "When Do We Eat". Box Office Mojo.

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