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Lost in Yonkers (1993)

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Critic Reviews: 3
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An adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning, semi-autobiographical stage play by popular dramatist Neil Simon, this comedy-drama focuses on the difficulties faced by two young brothers forced to live with a group of eccentric relatives. Arty (Mike Damus) and Jay (Brad Stoll) are young teenagers when their their widower father heads South to seek work, leaving the boys with their stern, intimidating grandmother (Irene Worth). Also part of the household is the more likable Aunt Bella (Mercedes

PG,

Drama, Comedy

Neil Simon

Jun 11, 2002

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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All Critics (23) | Top Critics (9) | Fresh (11) | Rotten (5) | DVD (4)

A good example of fleshing out a single set play into a film would be Steel Magnolias...Yonkers just doesn't pull it off.

March 16, 2004 | Comment (1)
Kansas City Star

Mercedes Ruehl's exuberent performance gives this family drama its staying power.

July 12, 2003 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

Not that bad, but seems a bit lost.

April 30, 2003
Juicy Cerebellum

It's an enjoyable picture, well-cast and carefully 'opened up' from its stage roots.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Lost in Yonkers

Lost in Yonkers is a terrific exemple of a dramatic Neil Simon.
March 17, 2012
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

Two young boys spend a coming-of-age season in the home of their paternal grandma; that's what Neil Simon's story pretends to be about, but only blink and beneath that is a reworking of nothing less than "Now Voyager" and its redemptive telling of a child blossoming from under the restrictive wings of an unloving parent. Pretty engaging stuff, with Mercedes Ruehl doing a phenomenal job in Bette Davis' sizeable shadow.
September 16, 2011
ApeneckFletcher

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This film is one of my guilty pleasures. I love it but I'm not sure I want the rest of the world to know that. I've seen this picture several times and I never tire of the performances. Dreyfuss is exceptional, Mercedes Ruehl is WONDERFUL, but its the younger actors, Brad Stoll and Mike Damus, that steal the show. It might not be great cinema but it sure is fun to watch.
September 13, 2009
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Randy Tippy

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The play version is better, but Neil Simon did a good job making this screenplay and the casting was great. The actors are excellent in this flick.
January 10, 2008
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