Brighton Beach MemoirsClosed Captioning
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Fifteen-year-old Eugene Jerome is desperately trying to uncover life's mysteries, but his family keeps hiding the clues. Even so, he manages to keep his priorities - baseball and girls - firmly in order throughout Neil Simon's hilarious adaptation of his Broadway hit about growing up in Brooklyn during the late 1930's. Life is definitely never dull with seven people living under the same roof. Dad works two jobs to make ends meet, older brother Stanley is eager to dispense sage advice and Aunt Blanche tries to cope as a single parent. Brighton Beach Memoirs is a wonderful, semi-autobiographical comedy with heart, wit and hysterical insights into family life and growing up - just a little off-center.
One of my all time favorites!
There are several things I adore about this movie. The interior monologue of Eugene is bright and witty. So many of the characters are spot on for the time period. Anyone from an east coast industrial city like New York, Philly or Baltimore will see their city's older sister in the noise, the yelling from room to room and the famous send the kid to the corner store.