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Between the Temples

R In Theaters Fri Aug 23 1h 51m Comedy Drama Romance TRAILER for Between the Temples: Trailer 1 List Between the Temples: Trailer 1 Between the Temples: Trailer 1 2:08 View more videos
88% Tomatometer 34 Reviews In BETWEEN THE TEMPLES, Ben (Schwartzman) is a forty-something cantor losing his voice and possibly his faith. Struggling to meet the expectations of his rabbi, congregation, and not one but two Jewish mothers (Aaron and de Leon), Ben finds his world turned upside down when his grade school music teacher re-enters his life as an adult bat mitzvah student. This warm and anxious comedy from prolific writer/director Nathan Silver explores the complexities of belief, connection, and what it means to be a real mensch. Read More Read Less Coming Soon In Theaters Fri Aug 23 Reserve Tickets
Between the Temples

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Immeasurably elevated by the chemistry between Carol Kane and Jason Schwartzman, Between the Temples uses engrossing, character-driven dramedy to explore deeply relatable aspects of the human experience.

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Jourdain Searles Hollywood Reporter It’s lovely to see Kane front and center on the big screen again, flexing her legendary comedy chops. Feb 5, 2024 Full Review Liz Shannon Miller Consequence Playing somewhat like a much less dark Harold and Maude, Between the Temples is a bit slight, but brings with it a lot of sweetness, especially thanks to Schwartzman and Kane, and the chemistry they find together. Rated: B Jan 30, 2024 Full Review Richard Brody New Yorker The movie’s many vectors of need and pain, loss and anguish, striving and despair, get tangled up in the turmoil of comic misunderstandings. Jan 30, 2024 Full Review Mark Johnson Awards Daily The storyline occasionally felt unfocused and lacking in depth. Although I appreciated seeing Schwartzman in a leading role and Weinstein left a strong impression, Between the Temples felt like a missed opportunity in many respects. Jun 23, 2024 Full Review Louisa Moore Screen Zealots From a lackluster screenplay to borderline incompetent directing, this is a complete fiasco of a film. Mar 7, 2024 Full Review Rachel Wagner rachelsreviews.net Silver has a love of extreme closeups for no reason, which is distracting to the overall narrative and the sound design was frankly bizarre. Rated: 2/10 Mar 2, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In BETWEEN THE TEMPLES, Ben (Schwartzman) is a forty-something cantor losing his voice and possibly his faith. Struggling to meet the expectations of his rabbi, congregation, and not one but two Jewish mothers (Aaron and de Leon), Ben finds his world turned upside down when his grade school music teacher re-enters his life as an adult bat mitzvah student. This warm and anxious comedy from prolific writer/director Nathan Silver explores the complexities of belief, connection, and what it means to be a real mensch.
Director
Nathan Silver
Producer
Tim Headington, Taylor Hess, Nate Kamiya, Adam Kersh, Theresa Steele Page
Screenwriter
Nathan Silver, C. Mason Wells
Distributor
Sony Pictures Classics
Production Co
Fusion Entertainment, Ley Line Entertainment
Rating
R (Language|Some Sexual References)
Genre
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Aug 23, 2024, Limited
Runtime
1h 51m