Lost in Yonkers (1993)


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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 … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Neil Simon
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On DVD: Jun 11, 2002
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


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as Uncle Louie

as Arty

as Hollywood Harry

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Critic Reviews for Lost in Yonkers

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | May 14, 1993
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Lost in Yonkers

Lost in Yonkers is a terrific exemple of a dramatic Neil Simon.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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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.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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.

Randy Tippy

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