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Just Looking (1999)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 23 May 2003 (Spain)
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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

Jason Alexander

Writer:

Marshall Karp
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard V. Licata ... Mort Polinsky
Marcell Rosenblatt Marcell Rosenblatt ... Mrs. Edelberg
Ryan Merriman ... Lenny Levine
Patti LuPone ... Sylvia Levine Polinsky
Deirdre O'Connell ... Mrs. Braverman, Lenny's Teacher
Heather Hopwood Heather Hopwood ... Myrna
Alex Sobol Alex Sobol ... Marty
Ilana Levine ... Norma De Lorenzo
Peter Onorati ... Phil De Lorenzo
Shirl Bernheim Shirl Bernheim ... Mrs. Glantz
Joey Franquinha Joey Franquinha ... John Zarkotoli (as Joseph Franquinha)
Chevi Colton Chevi Colton ... Mrs. Crescetelli
Robert Weil ... Guido
Gretchen Mol ... Hedy Coletti
Amy Braverman Amy Braverman ... Alice Moran
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Storyline

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 Anonymous

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A voyeuristic coming-of-age comedy.

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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Lenny Levine was born in 1941. See more »

Goofs

They say a storm is coming. Lenny is at the store with a broken bike when the storm is coming and Hedy takes him home. Later, when Lenny is playing cards with Aunt during the storm, they talk about how the broken bike was left at the store. When she goes into labor, the phone is dead so Aunt says, "Get on your bike!" An now the bike is at home. See more »

Quotes

Polinsky: Has anyone ever told you about the birds and the bees?
Lenny: [sarcastically] Yeah, we learned about it in biology. Bees sting and birds crap on your head.
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Connections

Referenced in Curb Your Enthusiasm: The Car Salesman (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

My Reverie
Written by Larry Clinton
Published by EMI Robbins Catalog, Inc. (ASCAP)
Performed by The Larks
Courtesy of Apollo Records
c/o Malaco Records
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SURPRISINGLY GOOD...
29 August 2002 | by matija-trostSee all my reviews

...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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Language:

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Release Date:

23 May 2003 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Cherry Pink See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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