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Brighton Beach Memoirs (1986)

 -  Comedy  -  25 December 1986 (USA)
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Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to ... See full summary »

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Laurie
Lisa Waltz ...
Nora
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Blanche
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Jack
Brian Drillinger ...
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Frank Murphy
Bette Henritze ...
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Mr. Stroheim
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Mrs. Laski
Alan Weeks ...
Andrew
Marilyn Cooper ...
Woman in Street
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Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to and admires. He goes through the hardships of puberty, sexual fantasy, and living the life of a poor boy in a crowded house. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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Meet Eugene Jerome and his family, fighting the hard times and sometimes each other. See more »

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25 December 1986 (USA)  »

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Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,957,943 (USA)
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The first part of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical "Eugene Trilogy" which was followed by Biloxi Blues (1988) and Broadway Bound (1992). All three films originated as plays and all had alliterative titles based on alliteration of the letters 'B' and 'Br'. See more »

Quotes

Eugene: You never told me? What was she like? Was she pretty? How old was she?
Stanley: Don't start in with me Eugene. Every time I get in trouble, I have to tell you what a naked girl looks like? Do me a favor; go in the bathroom, whack off and grow up by yourself!
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Written by Ernesto Lecuona, Carmen Lombardo and Charles O'Flynn
Performed by Guy Lombardo & his Royal Canadians
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Excellent Movie About Growing up and Family Values
24 April 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

The viewer who said he was disappointed seems to be wildly missing the point here. This is a superb movie, excellent and realistic portrayals of a middle class Jewish family in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, of long ago. The nuances are perfect and I felt the casting of everyone was superior. I especially found the acting done by Judith Ivey just perfection---especially the speech she has with her daughter when the daughter comes home late one night. That scene was Oscar worthy. But, really, all the acting was fine. I recommend this movie. It is a fun, family film and delightful to see how a lovely middle class family lived in Brooklyn so long ago. See it and you will be glad you did. Has some very funny lines and the Eugene character is a real comedian--very funny.


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