Comedy • PG-13 • 1988 • 1 hr 46 min
The thing I took from this film is that Mathew Broderick lost his virginity.⁷
This coming of age movie is not laugh out loud funny, but has enough charm to make it a worthwhile watch.
Not truly sure if I saw this as I know he did a similar film in the 80's called Brighton Beach something or other? So easy 2 mix them up!
I don't recall it being a good watch.
Not great but worth watching
Nothing special, relaxing comedy
A forgettable coming of age war movie
Eugene, a young teenage Jewish boy, recalls his memoirs of his time as an adolescent youth. He lives with his parents, his aunt, two cousins, and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to and admires. He goes through the hardships of puberty, sexual fantasy, and living the life of a poor boy in a crowded house.
Eugene, an aspiring writer from Brooklyn, is drafted into the US Army during the final months of World War II. For his basic training, the Army sends him to Camp Shelby in Mississippi, where toil, bad food, and antisemitic jibes await. Eugene takes refuge in his sense of humor and in his diary, but they won't protect him in a battle of wills with an unstable drill sergeant.
Eugene and Stanley Jerome try to break into show biz as comedy writers while their parents' marriage ends.