Reuniting the Rubins

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Reuniting the Rubins

Yoav Factor (2010)

PG Certificate


Our Score
First-time director Yoav Factor strives for a rollicking Jewish comedy here, with some push-button topics tossed in for good measure, but merely produces a mediocre sitcom with too many preachy subplots. However, he is well served by Timothy Spall as the retired lawyer who postpones a well-deserved luxury cruise to reunite his bickering children for ailing grandma Honor Blackman. Workaholic executive James Callis, eco-warrior Rhona Mitra, Buddhist monk Asier Newman and rabbi Hugh O'Conor answer the call with considerable reluctance, especially when Blackman reveals that she has bought the home in which they spent their unhappy childhood. A series of heart-to-hearts and medical emergencies eventually bring everyone together, although not before such issues as globalisation, human rights, religious intolerance and family ties are given an overblown airing. Yet, for all its sentimentality, this is at least amiably amusing.


A Jewish lawyer looking forward to his retirement is pressured by his ailing mother to organise one last family holiday. Fulfilling her wish means reuniting his grown-up children, who have all gone their separate ways and cannot stand each other. Comedy drama, starring Timothy Spall, Honor Blackman, James Callis and Rhona Mitra.

Cast & Crew

Lenny Rubins Timothy Spall
Andie Rubins Rhona Mitra
Danny Rubins James Callis
Gran Rubins Honor Blackman
Nick Blake Harrison
Yona Rubins Hugh O'Conor
Clarity Rubins Asier Newman
Jake Rubins Theo Stevenson
Director Yoav Factor
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: KaleidoscopeReleased on: 21 Oct 2011
Drama Comedy