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Slums of Beverly Hills Reviews

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March 7, 2017
Dark comedy about family dysfunction; sex, drugs, cursing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 26, 2009
Funny, well acted comedy from a new director whose career shuld be watched
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 25, 2007
...a slight movie but a brave one
Full ReviewRead More | Original Score: 87/100
January 12, 2007
Uneven but filled with flashes of painful insight into the pitfalls awaiting adolescent girls.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 12, 2007
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.
June 24, 2006
A small film with plenty of incidental pleasures, writer/director Jenkins' debut feature puts a winning new spin on the adolescent comedy-drama.
April 9, 2005
Aside from Corrigan, there is nothing that I can recommend about it.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 12, 2003
not as bad as the title makes it sound
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 14, 2003
Not much humor here. The statement about white trash is lost in an incest subplot. Just a mess.
| Original Score: 2/5
May 22, 2003
A marvelous, fresh new coming-of-age comedy-drama, one that breathes fresh new life into the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 14, 2003
Intelligent, humorous and thoroughly poignant, this can easily hold its own with the best comedies of the year.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
February 2, 2003
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
November 7, 2002
Lyonne is a natural, and clearly a young actress to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 15, 2002
Refreshingly real.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 12, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2/4
June 5, 2002
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 | Original Score: 3/5
March 2, 2002
This zany comedy written and directed by Tamara Jenkins is filled with humorous takes on sexuality in the 1970s.
May 28, 2001
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.
Read More | Original Score: 6/10
May 11, 2001
What lifts this brash comedy above the vulgar herd is Tamara Jenkins in a heartfelt feature debut as writer and director.
February 27, 2001
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 | Original Score: 3/4
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