Slums of Beverly Hills Reviews

September 7, 2011
March 26, 2009
Funny, well acted comedy from a new director whose career shuld be watched
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.
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.
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 14, 2001
Generally Jenkins shows few rookie jitters, and she got excellent performances from the rest of her cast.
January 1, 2000
The best-written comedy I've seen since The Opposite of Sex.
January 1, 2000
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Coming-of-age films don't get any warmer, funnier, raunchier, or more endearing than Tamara Jenkins's brightly feisty memoir, 'Slums of Beverly Hills'.
January 1, 2000
Basically I enjoyed Slums of Beverly Hills -- for the wisecracking, for the family squabbles, for the notion of squatters who stake a claim in a Beverly Hills where money, after all, is not the only currency.
January 1, 2000
The character's struggles with the pitfalls of adolescent development may be particular to women, but many of the emotional ramifications will strike a chord of familiarity for men, as well.
January 1, 2000
A hilarious comedy that never strains to be funny.
January 1, 2000
All of [the cast members], especially Ms. Lyonne and Mr. Arkin, project a crazy sincerity that turns this personal and nostalgic comedy into a very true story indeed.
January 1, 2000
Dark, bitingly funny!
August 14, 1998