Don't Waste Your Money!!!!!!!!!
Keeping Up with the Steins was absolutely horrible. I couldn't believe
how stupid it was. The whole thing was about Ben's dad and grandfather
in a fight. It barely had anything to do with a Bar-Mitzvah. The only
good part was the party with Neil Diamond. Otherwise it was horrendous.
And what does the grandfather taking a sword out of his car have to do
with a Bar-Mitzvah? And what's up with him leaving his family and
getting that crazy girl who has nothing to do with a Bar-Mitzvah? They
barely even mentioned the Steins in the whole movie. It wasn't even
that funny. It's in the comedy genre, but, as I stated earlier, I only
enjoyed the Neil Diamond party part. And they said they were going to
have Shawn Green but they never did..
Interesting thing about having seen 'Keeping Up with the Steins' on a
Sunday at Fallbrook in the Valley - there was a fieldtrip of some
school that had seen fit to come see the film as a group, then hold a
sort of Q&A in the lobby. Ages of the folks in attendance ranged from
12 to about 60 and over. I love being in a full theatre when going to a
film, particularly a comedy as you'll get laughs out of people that
become infectious and actually make seeing the film that much better of
Another interesting thing about the 'Steins' film: while Jeremy Piven
and the young hero of the film are the driving characters, the lasting
memories of a film-goer actually belong to Gary Marshall & Doris
Roberts. The backstory of their relationship, how it affected Piven,
and how they've let by-gones be by-gones while Piven clutches to his
old grudges is beautifully and deftly handled by the director. Marshall
delivers the father figure as likable to an audience as the characters
he created on network television back in the 70's.
One more interesting thing about the 'Steins': you don't have to be
Jewish to appreciate the humor, you just have to recognize the
strengths and failings of every human being represented in these