Desperate for cash, a down-on-his-luck party emcee is corrupted by his shameless uncle to steal his grandmother’s top secret pickle recipe. It’s a recipe she has vowed to take to her grave.
The Pickle Recipe
Joey Miller is the undisputed king of Detroit party MC’s. He’s also a single father and deeply in debt. To make matters worse, during his latest, one-of-a-kind wedding performances, all his sound equipment gets destroyed in a freak accident. To add insult to injury, his daughter Julie’s Bat-Mitzvah is only weeks away and she’s counting on him to MC her party. After exhausting all of his options, he turns to his shady Uncle Morty, who agrees to give him the needed money but only under one condition. But only under one condition. Joey must go and steal his grandmother Rose’s most prized possession: her famous top secret dill pickle recipe. And it’s a recipe which she has vowed to take to her grave.
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10 critic reviews
162 user reviews
11/4/2016 by Tom Long
Look, you can see where all this is going in the first 15 minutes, but getting there is plenty of fun.
New York Times
11/3/2016 by Neil Genzlinger
The pickles in "The Pickle Recipe" apparently have quite a kick. The movie, though, is pretty flavorless.
Los Angeles Times
11/3/2016 by Michael Rechtshaffen
Rose's pickles might have a pleasant snap, but there's none to be found in the tired, limp shtick in Sheldon Cohn and Gary Wolfson's screenplay, which has been choreographed at a lumbering, drawn-out pace by director Michael Manasseri.
11/3/2016 by Michael O'Sullivan
Despite a solid central performance by film veteran Lynn Cohen and a Detroit setting that will please expats and current residents of the Motor City, there is little here to lift this film beyond its regional appeal.
11/1/2016 by Stephen Farber
Ethnic comedies have their limitations, and a sharper script would have helped this one to stand out from the pack. Nevertheless, audiences in a forgiving mood will enjoy the byplay among an appealing bunch of desperate characters.
10/27/2016 by Bill Goodykoontz
"The Pickle Recipe" is one of those movies that has its heart in the right place. And almost nothing else.
11/1/2018 by Sean Mulvihill
The Pickle Recipe disappoints because it wants to have it both ways - acerbic and sweet in equal doses.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
4/21/2017 by Michael Heaton
Unfortunately, the result is by turns too cutesy, corny and predictable to be much of a crowd-pleaser the way My Big Fat Greek Wedding was.
3/12/2017 by Elias Savada
Its table scraps tossed about in hope of striking a smile with some of its viewers, The Pickle Recipe leaves the laughs on the floor.
11/18/2016 by Mark Sommer
The Pickle Recipe mostly works as an upbeat comedy that has its heart in the right place, aided by an essential trace element of Jewish humor, Kosher pickle included.