DVD info from Amazon.
1.78:1, and a fullscreen version
commentary by Jason Alexander
and expanded scenes
|When he gets there, he finds that he
likes his uncle, and he makes friends with a kid who works with him in
the uncle's corner market. He also befriends a gorgeous 20ish ex-model
(Gretchen Mol), who becomes the object of his peeping aspirations when
he finds that his pregnant aunt can't have sex from the time he
arrives until a few weeks after the baby is born.
In the course of pursuing his goal,
he finds that all of his boyhood assumptions are challenged. He does
end up learning a lot about sex, and seeing what he originally wanted
to see, but at the cost of his innocence. He also finds out the price
that adults have to pay for their world of sex: betrayal,
disappointment, arguments, and more betrayal. He also finds that the
adults that seem the best from a child's point of view are not the
best when viewed with an adult eye, and he learns to look with an
Small film, completely true to life
in every detail, directed with no frills but a loving eye by Jason
Alexander, the guy who played George Costanza on Seinfeld. Although
this is familiar ground, the material is handled with humor, delicacy,
and panache, and the movie is worth your while.
- With their
dollars ... a bomb. Made for $3 million, it could never
find its way to more than 11 screens, and grossed
something like $40,000.
guideline: 7.5 usually indicates a level of
excellence, about like three and a half stars
from the critics. 6.0 usually indicates lukewarm
watchability, about like two and a half stars
from the critics. The fives are generally not
worthwhile unless they are really your kind of
material, about like two stars from the critics.
Films under five are generally awful even if you
like that kind of film, equivalent to about one
and a half stars from the critics or less,
depending on just how far below five the rating
guideline: A means the movie is so good it
will appeal to you even if you hate the genre. B means the movie is not
good enough to win you over if you hate the
genre, but is good enough to do so if you have an
open mind about this type of film. C means it will only
appeal to genre addicts, and has no crossover
appeal. D means you'll hate it even if you
like the genre. E means that you'll hate it even if
you love the genre. F means that the film is not only
unappealing across-the-board, but technically
inept as well.
Based on this
description, this film is a B-.