Overall Rank: 1859
Average Rating: 2.9/4
# of Ratings: 74
Theatrical Release Date: 04/02/1982
Genre: Comedy, Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Barry Levinson
Actors: Steve Guttenberg, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Tim Daly, Ellen Barkin
Plot: 1959 Baltimore is a time for girls and french fries. But as adulthood sets in the 5 boys start to understand what it means to grow up. -- bwill
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mitchellyoung - wrote on 12/10/2011
Barry Levinson has made a film that manages to be funny, nostalgic, and heartfelt in a way that echoes American Graffiti. The charisma and camraderie of the cast is a big reason as to why the film works so well, but Levinson should be credited for pulling fantastic performances out of his actors.
woody - wrote on 02/01/2011
Lots of the cast members went on to do many other things, but I think they all peaked early, with this nice little gem. Kevin Bacon, Ellen Barkin, Daniel Stern, Mickey Rourke, Steve Guttenberg. It's great to listen to them trying to adjust to life after high school. Their conversations draw you in, whether they're mundane or (at least to them) profound. It's sometimes in the images and dialogue of this movie that I look back on the late night conversations my pals and I had at Denny's as we faced changes in our lives.
bigbro - wrote on 08/06/2008
Another look at life in the US as the 50s drew to a close. It is grittier and more realistic than Lucas' American Graffiti. That said, AG is more entertaining and faster paced.
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Daniel Corleone - wrote on 05/28/2012
This film was less funny than Swingers and American Graffiti, though its realistic approach makes it worth viewing. Eddie (Steve Guttenberg), Shrevie (Daniel Stern), Boogie (Mickey Rourke), Fen (Kevin Bacon) and Billy (Tim Daly) hangout at a diner and talk about their relationships. Beth (Ellen Barkin) feels some insecurity because of her husband's attitude. Soundtrack was apt and upbeat while the performances solid. Screenplay was good with lines from the characters: Boogie – “You got a lot to learn.” Billy – “We have to work it out.” Fen – “Do you ever get the feeling that there's something going on that we don't know about?” Topics on friendship, marriage, family problems and maturation. Diner has its moments and a few humorous scenes. A descent watch …
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