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An American Pickle

In 1919, Eastern European immigrant Herschel Greenbaum (Seth Rogen) falls into a vat of pickles in Brooklyn; after a hundred years, he wakes up perfectly preserved and meets his great-grandson. The value of family and Jewish heritage are at the center of this likable comedy that offers Rogen a chance to play dual roles. Heā€™s worth a look, both as the proud immigrant whose pickles becomes all the rage among hipsters in Williamsburg, and the app developer whoā€™s trying to ignore the profound effect his parentsā€™ death had on him. The film is funny but also has a lot of heart.

2020-U.S. 88 min. Color. Directed byĀ Brandon Trost. Screenplay, Short Story: Simon Rich (ā€Sell Outā€). Cast: Seth Rogen (Herschel Greenbaum/Ben Greenbaum), Sarah Snook (Sarah Greenbaum), Eliot Glazer (Christian), Jorma Taccone, Molly Evensen, Kalen Allen.

Trivia: Released theatrically in several countries; in the U.S., it premiered on HBO Max.



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