Overall Rank: 1652
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 37
Theatrical Release Date: 11/17/1999
Genre: Drama, Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Barry Levinson
Actors: Adrien Brody, Ben Foster, Orlando Jones, Bebe Neuwirth, Joe Mantegna, David Krumholtz
Plot: Baltimore 1954-55 - the world is changing and a family is changing with the times. Ben, a high school senior, strikes up a friendship with black student Sylvia; his older brother Van parties in with the WASP crowd and becomes involved with a debutante and their father loses big in the numbers game but finds a way back in with Little Melvin. -- Chris Kavan
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mitchellyoung - wrote on 07/27/2011
An under-appreciated gem from Barry Levinson that perfectly portrays themes of racism, youth, and coming of age. The cast, particularly a young Ben Foster, is spot on and the results are both funny, triumphant, and often very thought-provoking.
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