It's 1955 and curious 14-year-old Bronx kid Lenny has a mission for his summer: to witness two adults in the midst of an "act of love." When his mother sends him to Queens to stay with his ... See full summary »
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It's 1955 and curious 14-year-old Bronx kid Lenny has a mission for his summer: to witness two adults in the midst of an "act of love." When his mother sends him to Queens to stay with his pregnant aunt and uncle, Lenny thinks his plan is doomed, until he meets his gorgeous adult neighbor Hedy and hooks up with some like-minded neighborhood kids. Soon, Lenny is learning more than he ever expected about life, love and growing up. Written by
during the block party scene, right after Hedy introduces her boyfriend Dr. Flynn to Lenny, Johnny, and Lenny's parents. After the camera pans the guitar player and accordion player in the band, you see Jason Alexander wearing a brown hat and dancing with his wife, Daena E. Title. See more »
In the last scene of the movie Lenny gets into a car with bandages on his hands, but the bandages are missing during close-ups of his hands holding a framed photograph. See more »
Has anyone ever told you about the birds and the bees?
Yeah, we learned about it in biology. Bees sting and birds crap on your head.
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I truly wish I could have seen this movie a couple of years ago, I probably would have enjoyed it even more then. But still, at the age of 20 I find it to be very amusing and entertaining. It's one of those growing up movies you liked when you were 10, but is still great when you watch it as an adult. The story is funny and the characters evenly so, and the good acting is what binds this movie together. Jason Alexander shows us he is not only one of the funniest actors around, he can also direct, and as far as this movie is concerned he does it surprisingly well.
A bit of nostalgia I suppose. 7/10
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