DVD Slums of Beverly Hills [DVD] [] [1999] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 44360),
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Slums of Beverly Hills [DVD] [] [1999] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • This is a coming-of-age story about a young girl in 1970's Beverly Hills who must come to terms with her family's constantly changing residences as well as trying to control her budding sexuality. Marisa Tomei is a cousin who comes to visit, adding even more mayhem to the proceedings. Jenkins' debut obviously strikes a few personal chords, which elevates this above the usual indie-fare.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4110379

  • Credits
    Natasha Lyonne, Alan Arkin, Marisa Tomei, Kevin Corrigan
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Strong performances by Natasha Lyonne, Alan Arkin and Marisa Tomei..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    "...Jenkins shows an innate gift for lacing laughs with the pain of experience....Lyonne shifts keys from tough to tender without hitting a false note..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...An enjoyable comedy....Jenkins' film underlines the fragility and strength of family ties..."
    Sight and Sound

    "...[The actors] project a crazy sincerity that turns this personal and nostalgic comedy into a very true story indeed..."
    New York Times

    "...Engaging....SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS features solid performances and surprisingly deft direction....A charming and delightful romp, with keen observations about character, time and place..."
    Box Office

    "...[Lyonne acts] with an irresistible blend of maturity and innocence..."
    Los Angeles Times

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