Unstrung Heroes (1995)

Unstrung Heroes



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Movie Info

A 12-year old boy endeavors to cope with his weird family in this gentle domestic drama set in middle-class Los Angeles in 1962. Steven Lidz is very bright for his age, but he has had enough of his crazy family. His father is an inventive but off-kilter genius who frequently uses the children as guinea pigs for his latest inventions. He also frequently imposes his strict scientific standards upon the kids. When Steven's mother Selma takes sick, he runs away and ends up living with his loony … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Richard LaGravenese
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 3, 2003


as Selma Lidz

as Sidney Lidz

as Uncle Danny Lidz

as Uncle Arthur Lidz

as Steven "Franz" Lidz

as Lindquist

as Aunt Estelle

as Uncle Melvin

as Nancy Oppenheim

as Mrs Kantruitz

as Ralph Crispi

as Rabbi Blaustein

as Mrs. Kantruitz

as Inspector Marshall

as In-Crowd Boy

as In-Crowd Girl

as Mr. Clements

as Mr. Crispi

as Man in Line

as Mrs. Harris

as Waitress

as Second Doctor

as Dr. Feldman

as Nurse Franklin
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Critic Reviews for Unstrung Heroes

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (13)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Detroit News
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | September 15, 1995
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Unstrung Heroes

Keaton's directorial debut is not bad but not great. I think she suffers from the same problem as Tom Hanks..the need to show something to be loved rather than something edgy. The result is passable stuff but not memorable stuff.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

michael richards and that other guy are hilarious. its so touching though, i totally cried. the kid is so wonderful, he's human and alive and very much real. Franz, hahaha... very very good. the mom totally got to me, the way she went and kissed her kids and her husband and then left the room and died... i couldnt stop thinking about that scene for the rest of the movie. beautiful. what a lovely, enjoyable (not to mentionn cry-fest) film.

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