January 22, 1999 at 05:00 AM EST

Slums of Beverly Hills

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
Wide Release Date
08/14/98
performer
Alan Arkin, Natasha Lyonne, Marisa Tomei, Mena Suvari
director
Tamara Jenkins
distributor
20th Century Fox Film Corporation
author
Tamara Jenkins
genre
Comedy
We gave it a B

Coming-of-age films are a dime a dozen, but most center on men. Tamara Jenkins’ Slums of Beverly Hills, the tale of a girl (Natasha Lyonne) grappling with her family’s nomadic lifestyle and her own developing bosom is the refreshing exception, exploring such potentially crass material as an encounter with a vibrator without becoming condescending or exploitative. And here’s more priceless deadpan by Kevin Corrigan; asked by Lyonne’s Vivian if he’s staring at her breasts, he invests ”no” with half a dozen meanings, most which are closer to ”yes.” B

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