Slums Of Beverly Hills

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20th Century Fox Released 1998

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Director:
Tamara Jenkins
Released:
1998
Rating:
R
Slums of Beverly Hills is a comedy from 1998, Tamara Jenkins directed and wrote the script. In the 1970s Vivian (Natasha Lyonne) is a teenager in a nomadic family that moves from one cheap hotel to another, always staying in the Beverly Hills school district, and a step ahead of bill collectors. Vivian's father Murray Abromowitz (Alan Arkin) is a car salesman, barely able to provide for Vivian and her brothers. Murray has a wealthy brother Mickey (Carl Reiner), who sends money to the family regularly and one day asks Murray for a big favor. Rita (Marisa Tomei) is Mickey's mid-twenty year old daughter, recently escaped from rehab and in need of some help. Mickey and Murray make a deal that Rita moves in with Murray's family and Mickey pays rent on an apartment. Murray agrees, and gives Vivian the job of looking after Rita, and making sure she gets into nursing school. It sounds like a great plan but Vivian's awakening sexuality, Rita's experience on the wild side, and the funny characters of the Abromowitz family make this film entertaining from start to finish.moreless

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  • 70

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    Ms. Jenkins, who makes her writing and directing debut with wit and confidence, keeps the small surprises frequent and the coming-of-age perspective sharp.

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times

    It feels like a vague, upscale knockoff of "The Beverly Hillbillies," and Jenkins' eagerness to please with class-conscious jokiness often comes at the expense of her solid underly...

  • 60

    Variety Emanuel Levy

    A notch or two above the level of a TV sitcom, Slums of Beverly Hills, Tamara Jenkins' semi-autobiographical feature directorial debut, is a bawdy, extremely broad comedy.

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