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About the Movie
In the tradition of "Diner," "Tin Men," and "Avalon," Oscar-winning director Barry Levinson ("Man of the Year," "Sphere") continues with this story of 1950s Baltimore -- a period of great change with issues of race, religion and class distinction causing turmoil between two generations of a Jewish family. Starring Academy Award-winner Adrien Brody ("The Pianist," "The Thin Red Line"), Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Joe Mantegna (TV's "The Last Don," "Three Amigos!"), Emmy-winner Bebe Neuwirth (TV's "Frasier," "How to Lose A Guy in 10 Days") and Orlando Jones ("The Replacements," TV's "Mad TV"). ". . .a grand slam. . . [Levinson's] best film." -- Daily Variety. ". . .an engrossing, heartfelt account of growing up in America. . . Levinson has cast his film with pure genius." -- The Hollywood Reporter.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 46
- Fresh: 40
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 7.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: Offers a deeper immersion in that old '50s feeling than any other Hollywood film in recent memory.
Fresh: If more people followed Barry Levinson's example and made art after taking issue with something I've written, Hollywood and my mailbox would both benefit.
Fresh: Only the dourest dyspeptics will fail to enjoy it.
Fresh: A grand slam!
An interesting, but somewhat cliched display of American, middle-class culture in the mid-50s. Certainly character driven that managed to be serious (presentation of criminal endeavor), accurate (in race and sexual relations of the period), and educational for those not raised in the decade. The acting was well done all around but not too challenging for breadth and depth. Well worth an evening's light viewing.
- Genre: Drama
- Released: 1999
- 1999 © Warner Bros., a division of Time Warner Entertainment Company.