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Brighton Beach Memoirs

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Poignant portrayal of puberty has sexual content, profanity.

Movie PG-13 1986 108 minutes
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Yes, this film is full of cliches: the overbearing Jewish mother, the horny teenager, the drunk Irish neighbor, etc. But somehow Brighton Beach Memoirs works. It's a sweet film that nicely captures the awkwardness of being a teen boy, the youngest in the family, and poor. The characters are genuine and relatable, and Eugene is an amusing and sympathetic narrator. Teens and parents will find lots to discuss.

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