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 »
Lenny refers to the comic book "G.I. Joe" when he is almost caught by Heddy when he is hiding in her closet.
The "G.I. Joe" character/toy was introduced in 1964 and the related comic book much later. Since the story was set in the 1950s ~(1953-55), Lenny could NOT be reading G.I Joe comics. See more »
In the "sex club" we only talk about sex, we don't actual do it.
That's okay I would not want to get anyone pregnant.
Oh you don't have to worry about that Barbara can't get pregnant, she has not started her period yet.
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...and somehow a relief from the modern teen comedies such as American pie, Road trip, Not another teen movie,...
Maybe the acting is not on the level, like it was in The Bronx tale with Rober De Niro or so deep story as in My girl, but hey, at least in this movie kids are shown as they really are. At that age they would like to know everything about sex and here is it shown without a prejudice. I was quite surprised to see an American director to go that far, since Hollywood is so puritan, compared to European production. Well done.
With a little more ambition, this movie would surely be more memorable (maybe with a stronger story and beside Gretchen Mole, some other famous actor).
But despite that, the movie is quite enjoyable to watch it on the video and that's why a little above average grade of
6 out of 10
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