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Slums of Beverly Hills Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
Variety
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Funny, well acted comedy from a new director whose career shuld be watched

Full Review Source: Variety | Original Score: B-

March 26, 2009
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

...a slight movie but a brave one

Full Review | Original Score: 87/100

November 25, 2007
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Uneven but filled with flashes of painful insight into the pitfalls awaiting adolescent girls.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

January 12, 2007
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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Though hypocritical in the way it sensationalizes sexuality, this serious and funny 1998 movie about a 15-year-old coming to terms with her body and her family in 1976 is, refreshingly, never coy or ironic.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

January 12, 2007
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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A small film with plenty of incidental pleasures, writer/director Jenkins' debut feature puts a winning new spin on the adolescent comedy-drama.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Aside from Corrigan, there is nothing that I can recommend about it.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: D

April 9, 2005
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

not as bad as the title makes it sound

| Original Score: 2/5

December 12, 2003
Fred Topel
About.com

Not much humor here. The statement about white trash is lost in an incest subplot. Just a mess.

| Original Score: 2/5

July 14, 2003
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

A marvelous, fresh new coming-of-age comedy-drama, one that breathes fresh new life into the genre.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: B

May 22, 2003
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly

Intelligent, humorous and thoroughly poignant, this can easily hold its own with the best comedies of the year.

| Original Score: 3.5/4

May 14, 2003
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online

Terrific performances from Alan Arkin and Natasha Lyonne dominate this engrossing look at a financially strapped Jewish family trying to survive despite their penury.

| Original Score: 4/5

February 2, 2003
James Rocchi
Netflix

Lyonne is a natural, and clearly a young actress to watch.

Full Review Source: Netflix | Original Score: 4/5

November 7, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

Refreshingly real.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 3/4

October 15, 2002
Ray Conlogue
Globe and Mail
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There's an alchemy that can transform personal experience into a great film, but it was nowhere nearby when Tamara Jenkins wrote and directed this lacklustre first feature.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

July 12, 2002
Lael Loewenstein
Boxoffice Magazine

Ultimately it's all a bit predictable -- the cyclical story more or less ends where it begins -- but it's nevertheless a charming and delightful romp, with keen observations about character, time and place.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

June 5, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

This zany comedy written and directed by Tamara Jenkins is filled with humorous takes on sexuality in the 1970s.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

March 2, 2002
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

It's hard for me to sympathize with people I don't like, and except for Lyonne's character I didn't like anyone in the story.

| Original Score: 6/10

May 28, 2001
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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What lifts this brash comedy above the vulgar herd is Tamara Jenkins in a heartfelt feature debut as writer and director.

May 11, 2001
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

It covers some serious topics about adolescence, but it does it with a wink and a knowing nod; some things that are tragic when you're 14 are quite funny in hindsight.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

February 27, 2001
Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
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Generally Jenkins shows few rookie jitters, and she got excellent performances from the rest of her cast.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3/5

February 14, 2001
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