The Tollbooth (2006)

The Tollbooth
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 25mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Marla Sokoloff Actor Sarabeth Cohen 1 1000001
Liz Stauber Actor Becky Cohen 1 1000002
Tovah Feldshuh Actor Ruthie Cohen 1 1000003
Rob McElhenney Actor Simon Stanton 1 1000004
Idina Menzel Actor Raquel Cohen-Flaxman 1 1000005
Ronald Guttman Actor Isaac Cohen 1 1000006
Jayce Bartok Actor Howie Flaxman 1 1000007
Rachel Black Actor Naomi 1 1000008
Vanessa Ferlito Actor Gina 1 1000009
Deborah Ostrowsky Actor Stacey 1 1000010
William Wise Actor Bill 1 1000011
Debra Kirschner Director n/a 2 2000001
Debra Kirschner Producer n/a 3 3000001
Alex Kopit Producer n/a 3 3000002
LynnAnn Klotz Producer n/a 3 3000003
Kaluska Poventud Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Debra Kirschner Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Alex Kopit Post-Production Supervisor Post Supervisor 120796 5000001
Stefan Forbes Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Alex Kopit Editor n/a 172 7000001
David Shire Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Sandra Ann Seminski Art Department Artist 120843 9000001
Adrienne Stern Casting Director n/a 157 10000001
LynnAnn Klotz Legal Counsel Production Counsel 120913 18000001
Synopsis
A Jewish family from Brooklyn is seen through the eyes of Sarabeth Cohen--a struggling painter in her first year out of art school. Sarabeth and her older sisters Becky and Raquel come of age and question the values of their traditional parents. Sarabeth's first revolutionary act is scoring a job as a waitress and moving across the river to Manhattan. Even though she is less than ten miles from her parents, and her bedroom is her sister's walk-in closet, she feels like a pioneer--ready to take on the New York art community, and maybe even the world. Though she would like to rebel, she is forced instead to learn from her family; Ruthie--her well-meaning but traditional-and-loud-about-it mother, Isaac--her holocaust-obsessed philosopher-quoting father, Becky--her lesbian medical-student sister, Raquel--her nurturing self-sacrificing sister and Howie--Raquel's sweet but always misguided husband. She also learns some tough lessons from Simon--her boyfriend from art school, who graduates and chooses the suburbs, a good job and an entertainment center over a life filled with uncertainty in New York City.
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