A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988) - Rotten Tomatoes

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A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon (1988)




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In this story set in the early 1960s, Jimmy Reardon (River Phoenix) is a 17-year-old hormonally charged teen who bemoans the fact that his high school days are over in this comedy drama. He hopes to earn enough money to leave Evanston, Illinois and join his standoffish sweetheart Lisa (Meredith Salenger) in Hawaii. Although he has no luck with his own girlfriend, Jimmy manages to sleep with his best friend's girl and his father's sweetheart Joyce (Ann Magnuson).


River Phoenix
as Jimmy Reardon
Ann Magnuson
as Joyce Fickett
Meredith Salenger
as Lisa Bentwright
Ione Skye
as Denise Hunter
as Suzie Middleberg
Matthew Perry
as Fred Roberts
Paul Koslo
as Al Reardon
Jane Hallaren
as Faye Reardon
Jason Court
as Mathew Hollander
James Deuter
as Linus Spaulding
Marji Banks
as Emma Spaulding
Margaret Moore
as Mrs. Bentwright
Kamie Harper
as Rosie Reardon
Johnny Galecki
as Toby Reardon
Regan Andreas
as Sailor Cap
Mark Winsten
as Red Blazer
Kristin Weithas
as Coffee House Girl #1
Lisa Stodder
as Coffee House Girl #2
Kurt Bjorling
as Musician #1
Alan Goldsher
as Musician #2
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Critic Reviews for A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

While the film has the charm of rose-tinted retrospect and is often very funny, the pacing is wrong (it seems much longer than it is) and the sex scenes fail to convince.

January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

For a movie set in 1962, there's some seriously big 80s hair taking place here

October 28, 2005 | Rating: 3/5

Adds some fresh twists to the coming-of-age dramas.

August 28, 2004 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon



Leo L
Leo L

Super Reviewer


It was a pretty boring night at that.

Michael Gildea
Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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