Reuniting the Rubins

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  • PG
  • 2010
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 5.1  (434)
  • 31

Reuniting the Rubins is a heartwarming family drama-comedy that was released in 2010. The movie is directed by Yoav Factor and features a star-studded cast including Timothy Spall, James Callis, Rhona Mitra, Honor Blackman, and Blake Harrison. The story of Reuniting the Rubins follows the life of a workaholic lawyer, Lenny Rubin (Timothy Spall), who lives in London with his wife, Eleanor (Honor Blackman), and their children. Lenny has always been estranged from his family, but when his mother, Bertha (Sylvia Syms), has a heart attack, he takes it upon himself to reunite the family.

Lenny reaches out to his siblings, brother Danny (James Callis) and sister Sharon (Rhona Mitra), and invites them and their families for a week-long stay at a holiday home in the English countryside. However, Danny, a rockstar who has become an Instagram celebrity, and Sharon, a high-flying businesswoman, are not particularly enthusiastic about the idea of spending time together with Lenny and his family.

As the family settles into their temporary home, Lenny struggles to keep his promise to his mother to reunite the Rubins, as his siblings seem to be more interested in their own interests and ambitions than spending time with their family. Lenny's teenage daughter, Cassie (Tala Gouveia), tries to bring everyone together by organizing various family activities, but fails to get through to her uncle and aunt.

As tensions rise within the family, Lenny's wife, Eleanor, tries to hold things together and help Lenny bring the family together. However, her efforts are thwarted when Lenny reveals a secret that he has been keeping from his family for years, which threatens to break the fragile bond that they have been working to build.

With beautiful shots of the English countryside and witty, engaging dialogue between the characters, Reuniting the Rubins is a movie that captures the complexities of family relationships. The movie showcases the struggles of trying to maintain a family bond while navigating personal interests and ambitions.

The dynamic between the siblings is well-portrayed, with James Callis delivering a standout performance as the charismatic and rebellious Danny. Rhona Mitra also gives an impressive performance as the driven businesswoman who grapples between her responsibilities to her family and her career.

Additionally, the film explores themes of workaholism and the importance of balancing personal and professional life. Timothy Spall is outstanding in his portrayal of Lenny, the workaholic lawyer, who learns the importance of family and relationships. Honor Blackman also shines as Lenny's sharp-tongued wife, Eleanor, who is the voice of reason in the family.

Overall, Reuniting the Rubins is a charming and heartwarming movie that will resonate with audiences who yearn for a family-love story. While it may not be everyone's idea of a perfect family reunion, it manages to capture the essence of the complexity of family relationships, the challenge of balancing personal and professional life, and the importance of familial bonds. If you are in the mood for a movie that will tug at your heartstrings and leave you with a renewed sense of appreciation for family, then this movie is a must-watch.

Reuniting the Rubins is a 2010 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.1 and a MetaScore of 31.

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    1 hr 38 min
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    5.1  (434)
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