Loving Leah

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  • TV-PG
  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 2009
  • Running time: 95 min
A handsome Washington D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake, a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing Jew. read more
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A handsome Washington D.C. doctor and a young New York woman fall in love at an unusual time...after they get married. Leah Lever is married to an Orthodox rabbi, Benjamin Lever, whose brother, Jake, a successful cardiologist and a non-practicing Jew. Jake is stunned when Benjamin dies suddenly, but not as stunned as when he is told that, under an ancient Jewish Law, he is expected to marry the childless Leah to carry on Benjamin’s name. The only alternative is to go through a ceremony where Jake must deny his brother’s existence. For Jake, that’s unthinkable, so impulsively he suggests to Leah that they get married and maintain a secretly platonic relationship. Eager to pursue her own dreams, Leah gladly accepts. Their oversimplified plan to live separate lives under the same roof proves challenging when Leah’s suspicious mother shows up unexpectedly. The harder they try to disguise their "pretend" marriage, the more their appreciation for each other’s worlds grows – and out of understanding, a real love develops. “Loving Leah” is a heart-warming story with moments of gentle humor. Starring Lauren Ambrose, Susie Essman, and Adam Kaufman.

Original Release

01/25/2009

US Release

01/25/2009

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Cast

Mercedes Ruehl Janice / Janice Lever
Harris Yulin Rabbi Belsky
Ricki Lake Rabbi Gerry
Lauren Ambrose Leah / Leah Lever
Susie Essman Malka
Adam Kaufman Jake Lever
Natasha Lyonne Esther
Tonye Patano Emily
Donnie Keshawarz Raj
Timothée Chalamet Young Jake Lever / Young Jake
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Directors

Jeff Bleckner

Writers

Pnenah Goldstein

Cast

Mercedes Ruehl Janice / Janice Lever
Harris Yulin Rabbi Belsky
Ricki Lake Rabbi Gerry
Lauren Ambrose Leah / Leah Lever
Susie Essman Malka
Adam Kaufman Jake Lever
Natasha Lyonne Esther
Tonye Patano Emily
Donnie Keshawarz Raj
Timothée Chalamet Young Jake Lever / Young Jake
Christy Pusz Carol
Sylvia Kauders Widow Goldfarb
Jayne Houdyshell Mrs. Finkelman
David Rossmer Rabbi Benjamin Lever
Tibor Feldman Dr. Saloway
Jolly Abraham Priya
Jonathan C. Kaplan Feldman
Zachary Knower Carmie
Matt Walton Carter
Marc Wolf Art

Producers

Michael Besman Executive Producer
Ricki Lake Executive Producer
Brent Shields Executive Producer
Larry Y. Albucher Producer
Cameron Johann Producer

Editors

Geoffrey Rowland

2009 Emmy Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (Original Dramatic Score) Nominated
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