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Best Man: 'Best Boy' and All of Us Twenty Years Later (1997)

Mentally retarded Philly Wohl, in his late sixties, lives in a group home in Queens, New York. He takes classes, maintains relationships, is beloved by friends and family, travels to Los ... See full summary »

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Frances Reiss
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Mentally retarded Philly Wohl, in his late sixties, lives in a group home in Queens, New York. He takes classes, maintains relationships, is beloved by friends and family, travels to Los Angeles for a visit with his cousin Ira, and prepares for a rite of passage: his Bar Mitzvah. His older sister Fran is a consistent, wise, and loving presence in his life. Written by Eileen Berdon <eberdon@aol.com>

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The animal used in this motion picture was treated better than most humans are! See more »

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Follows Best Boy (1979) See more »

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Touching and Beautiful
1 July 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie really allows us to see the unobscured joys of life through Philly, a 70 year old mentally retarded man and cousin of director Ira Wohl. You really need to have seen "Best Boy" as a prerequisite, but I'm so glad I saw this follow up. Congratulations to Ira Wohl for capturing his family so well and for stepping in to make his cousin's life as good as it can be. I really feel like I know his family, I don't know if it's a Jewish thing or just a universal dynamic, but I certainly recognized all the characters. I hope Philly is still around in another 20 years, and if not, he will have lived a very full life anyway.


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