Brighton Beach Memoirs

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  • PG-13
  • 1986
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • 6.8  (3,838)
  • 54

Brighton Beach Memoirs is a heartwarming and poignant coming-of-age film set in the 1930s in Brooklyn, New York. Directed by Gene Saks and based on the semi-autobiographical play by Neil Simon, the movie tells the story of Eugene Morris Jerome (Jonathan Silverman), a 15-year-old Jewish boy who dreams of becoming a writer. Eugene lives with his extended family in a crowded house in Brighton Beach. The family is struggling financially and tensions run high as they constantly bicker and argue over money, food, and privacy. Eugene's parents, Kate (Blythe Danner) and Jack (Bob Dishy), work hard to make ends meet but their marriage is strained by financial worries and disagreements over their children's future.

Despite the challenges of growing up in a crowded household, Eugene is a resilient and optimistic boy who finds solace in his writing and his dreams. He is witty, observant, and highly intelligent, but also naive and inexperienced when it comes to matters of the heart. His primary goal is to save up enough money to buy a typewriter, which he believes will help him achieve his dream of becoming a writer.

As the story unfolds, Eugene navigates the challenges of adolescence and family life in a world that is rapidly changing. He grapples with issues of identity, puberty, and the ups and downs of family relationships. He also deals with the complexities of his own desires and feelings, as he struggles to reconcile his love for his cousin Nora (Stacey Glick) with the societal norms and expectations of his community.

Along the way, Eugene learns valuable lessons about life, love, and being true to oneself. He discovers the importance of family, friendships, and staying true to one's dreams, no matter how difficult the path may be.

Brighton Beach Memoirs is a beautifully crafted film that captures the spirit of a bygone era while addressing themes and issues that are still relevant today. It is a heartwarming and humorous story that will resonate with viewers of all ages, and will leave them with a renewed appreciation for the power of family, love, and the human spirit.

Brighton Beach Memoirs is a 1986 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 50 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 54.

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    1 hr 50 min
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    6.8  (3,838)
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