Sunday, June 11, 2006

Pass This Bar

I'll keep this one short. Keeping Up with the Steins begins with a hysterically over-the-top Titanic-themed Bar Mitzvah that takes place aboard a cruise ship and actually features the guest-of-honor yelling out, "I'm king of the Torah!" But that's the high point. Soon after, the movie becomes a better-than-average movie-with-a-message, perfect for Hebrew school viewing. For mainstream audiences, much less non-Jewish ones, I don't think the movie's all that great or worth seeing. Jeremy Piven does his Jeremy Piven thing, but he's more enjoyable on Entourage. So, Steins gets a C+ from me.



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