Just Looking (1999)



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A wacky screwball sex comedy for the kids and grandpa too? Seinfeld's Jason Alexander makes his directorial debut with this gentle but funny coming-of-age story set in 1955 about Lenny (Ryan Merriman), a 14-year-old from the Bronx who is dedicated to witnessing a copulating couple. His early attempts at spying on his mom and her new corpulent husband Polinsky are thwarted when he is sent to live with his aunt Norma and uncle Phil in Queens for the summer. He soon learns that Norma is pregnant. … More

Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Marshall Karp
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On DVD: Apr 24, 2001
Sony Pictures Classics

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as Polinsky

as Dr. Flynn

as Mrs. Crescetelli

as Mrs. Edelberg

as Mrs. Glantz
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Critic Reviews for Just Looking

All Critics (33) | Top Critics (8)

May 8, 2001
Rolling Stone
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January 1, 2000
Denver Rocky Mountain News
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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New York Times
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Full Review… | October 22, 1999
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | July 21, 2005
Houston Chronicle
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Audience Reviews for Just Looking


Gretchen Mol is intriguing.

Byron Brubaker

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I really enjoyed this movie. I was a good coming of age story and the acting was really good. Just a cute movie to see.

An unintentionally hilarious coming of age story from director Jason Alexander! 14 year old Ryan Merriman vows to see two people having sex during summer vacation. He tries spying on family members, but settles for neighbor Gretchen Mol. Words cannot describe the awkwardness of this film. Rent it!

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