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      A Price Above Rubies

      R Released Jan 22, 1998 1h 57m Drama Romance List
      57% Tomatometer 30 Reviews 53% Audience Score 1,000+ Ratings Sonia (Renée Zellweger) is a married Hasidic woman in Brooklyn, N.Y., whose husband, Mendel (Glenn Fitzgerald), is inattentive. She begins having an affair with Mendel's brother, Sender (Christopher Eccleston), who allows her to work in his jewelry business. There, she meets a Puerto Rican artist and designer named Ramon (Allen Payne), with whom she finds a strong connection. When Sender learns of her affection for Ramon, he sets out to ostracize her from her husband and family. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: C- Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Globe and Mail Rated: 2/4 Apr 12, 2002 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Tracy Moore Common Sense Media Intense drama about Orthodox Jews has mature themes, sex. Rated: 3/5 Sep 30, 2014 Full Review Christopher Lloyd Sarasota Herald-Tribune A Price Above Rubies isn't a particularly good movie, though Zellweger shines in a tough, gritty role that foreshadowed her more serious acting ambitions. Rated: 3/5 Sep 6, 2010 Full Review Jordan Hiller Bangitout.com Yakin's argument is presented with such blind rage and fury that his little film goes from sensitive and perceptive to sensational and scandal-mongering very quickly Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 26, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Steve D Perhaps Zellweger's worst work. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/12/23 Full Review isla s This is a sad and somewhat/partially thought provoking drama about a wife who finds herself limited by her husbands faith and her prescribed role in the community. Rene Zellweger does reasonably well as the main character and its a reasonable film but there isn't really too much to say about it. Its not memorable and its no more than ok. I wouldn't recommend it as such, no. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Did watch this one 2 years ago or so ....yesterday in ffw 25 minutes . Just Soso . SOMDVD Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Despite the well known actors, there was way too many problems in the plot! I wasn't sure if I was following a divorce, Jewish traditions, affair, or career driven woman! However, I can understand and respect a woman wanting to break away from tradition! What was with her brother?? Was she the only one who could see him? Did her soul leave her body to do so? Kind of confusing! Glad she found her strength and independence! Overall well directed and intriguing movie! Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review alex k My Favorite Film Is 1941's Citizen Kane. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member This sounded interesting to me... I insert the dvd, and find out it's in my hometown of Boro Park... then I'm looking at the lead male... its my former theatre troupe member, Glen Fitzgerald! This was an eyeopener for me; I know every ethnicity has all types... but this went into it deep... really liked... Renee Zellweger was awesome, and the ending message was terrific!! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Sonia (Renée Zellweger) is a married Hasidic woman in Brooklyn, N.Y., whose husband, Mendel (Glenn Fitzgerald), is inattentive. She begins having an affair with Mendel's brother, Sender (Christopher Eccleston), who allows her to work in his jewelry business. There, she meets a Puerto Rican artist and designer named Ramon (Allen Payne), with whom she finds a strong connection. When Sender learns of her affection for Ramon, he sets out to ostracize her from her husband and family.
      Director
      Boaz Yakin
      Producer
      Lawrence Bender, John Penotti
      Screenwriter
      Boaz Yakin
      Distributor
      Miramax Films
      Production Co
      Lawrence Bender Productions, Miramax Films, GreeneStreet Films Inc., Pandora Cinema
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Drama, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jan 22, 1998, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      May 23, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.1M
      Runtime
      1h 57m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      35mm
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