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Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)

In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.

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Vivian's family are penniless nomads, moving from one cheap flat to another in Beverly Hills so she and her brothers can attend the city's schools. Uncle Mickey sends them money to survive. When Mickey's daughter Rita runs away from an asylum, Vivian's dad offers shelter to her if Mickey will pay for a plush flat. Vivian must babysit her adult cousin, making sure she gets to nursing school and avoids pills and booze. But Vivian has her own problems: she's curious about sex, likes an older neighbor kid, has inherited her mother's ample breasts, and wants a family that doesn't embarrass her. Can she help Rita, keep Uncle Mickey happy, and feel OK about her body and her family? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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It's 1976. Meet Vivian. A symbol of her time- not her place. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual situations, nudity, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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11 September 1998 (USA)  »

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Les taudis de Beverly Hills  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$125,561 (USA) (14 August 1998)

Gross:

$5,480,318 (USA) (4 December 1998)
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1.85 : 1
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Body doubles were used for Natasha Lyonne and Marisa Tomei's nude scenes. See more »

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The address of the apartment complex where they stay is around 12000, but from the street the address is 425. See more »

Quotes

Eliot: [looking at his backseat] There's blood. Do you still have your period?
Vivian: No, I would've warned you.
Eliot: What just happened here?
Vivian: ...Let's just get dressed.
Eliot: Are you telling me I popped your cherry?
Vivian: I didn't want to make a big deal out of it. I just wanted to get it over with. No ceremony.
Eliot: That puts a lot of pressure on a man. Did you think of that? Did you think of me? You know what this makes me? A criminal. On 2 counts! Devirginizing a minor.
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References Valley of the Dolls (1967) See more »

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Luck Be a Lady
Written by Frank Loesser
Published by Frank Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Performed by David Krumholtz (uncredited)
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Mindless fun
29 November 2003 | by (Cleveland, OH) – See all my reviews

Very enjoyable movie about a family guaranteed to make yours look more appealing.

Reminds us all why the 1970's should never be repeated.

Several memorable lines from an outstanding cast.

Underappreciated movie that deserves more recognition, highly recommend viewing for some adult humor.


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