Brighton Beach Memoirs

Brighton Beach Memoirs
Brighton Beach Memoirs
  • PG-13
  • 1h 49m
  • 1986
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Fifteen-year-old Eugene Jerome is desperately trying to uncover life's mysteries, but his family keeps hiding the clues. Even so, he manages to keep his priorities - baseball and girls - firmly in order throughout Neil Simon's hilarious adaptation of his Broadway hit about growing up in Brooklyn during the late 1930's. Life is definitely never dull with seven people living under the same roof. Dad works two jobs to make ends meet, older brother Stanley is eager to dispense sage advice, and Aunt Blanche tries to cope as a single parent. Brighton Beach Memoirs is a wonderful, semi-autobiographical comedy with heart, wit and hysterical insights into family life and growing up - just a little off-center.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Washington Post
Paul Attanasio

... a regularly funny and at times affecting movie that captures, if not always successfully, the...

January 2, 2018
Common Sense Media
Grace Montgomery

Poignant portrayal of puberty has sexual content, profanity.

June 25, 2017
Jordan Hiller

The general measure of audience enjoyment for a film based on Simon has everything to do with one'...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Poignant portrayal of puberty has sexual content, profanity.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Brighton Beach Memoirs is a funny and poignant portrayal of the awkwardness of adolescence that is probably best for teens and up. Although there's no violence and very few references to alcohol and smoking, masturbation and sex are central themes in the movie, and characters swear at a few points ("s--t" and one "f--k"). Overall it has ample examples of positive messages and role models and shows a positive portrayal of what it's like to go through puberty.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:December 25, 1986
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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