Sex, drugs, and a dysfunctional family create the perfect storm for Donny Drucker’s Bar Mitzvah. We are catapulted back in time to the year 1998 as we follow a colorful array of characters from the perspective of a hired videographer. Donny tries to enjoy the evening while juggling his crazy mother, his teenage angst, and his new girlfriend Handjob Hannah. Meanwhile Gearld, the MC of the party, is on a mission to stop the notorious party pooper Val Dho who is attempting to ruin the party. All that, plus: scandalous affairs, love triangles, spin the bottle, and a man with ranch dressing for hands. But as per tradition, all must be resolved before the big song at the end of the night.
Framed as a found footage home movie and shot entirely in 4x3 to look just like your home movies from the 90s, Donny's Bar Mitzvah is a wild and raunchy coming of age comedy that mixes the familiar with the absurd, including cameos from Danny Trejo and Waldo himself. Not for the faint of heart or easily offended, see the film that The New York Times calls "horny" and has been met with confusion and derision from your local rabbi.
directed by: Jonathan Kaufman
starring: Steele Stebbins, Tricia O’Kelley, Danny Trejo, Jeremy Tardy, Regan Burns, Wendy Braun, Noureen DeWulf, Michael Patrick McGill, Adam Herschman
2021 / 80 min / 1.33:1 / English 5.1 Surround
• Region A Blu-ray
• In character commentary track with Gary & Susie, played by actors Adam Herschman and Tricia O'Kelley
• Interview with director Jonathan Kaufman
• Multiple trailers
• Rabbis react to the film
• Reversible cover artwork
• English SDH subtitles