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Lost in Yonkers
Lost in Yonkers
Actors: Richard Dreyfuss, Mercedes Ruehl, Irene Worth, Brad Stoll, Mike Damus
Director: Martha Coolidge
Genres: Comedy, Drama
PG     2002     1hr 54min

SET DURING WORLD WAR II, TWO YOUNG BROTHERS ARE SENT TO LIVEWITH THEIR DOMINEERING GRANDMOTHER AFTER THEIR MOM'S DEATH. THEIR ECCENTRIC AUNT BELLA TEACHES THEM HOW TO GENERATE LOVEIN AN ATMOSPHERE WHERE IT HAS NEVER BEEN P...  more »

     
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Actors: Richard Dreyfuss, Mercedes Ruehl, Irene Worth, Brad Stoll, Mike Damus
Director: Martha Coolidge
Creators: A. Troy Thomas, Johnny E. Jensen, Steven Cohen, Emanuel Azenberg, Joseph M. Caracciolo, Ray Stark, Neil Simon
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Drama
Studio: Sony Pictures
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 06/11/2002
Original Release Date: 05/14/1993
Theatrical Release Date: 05/14/1993
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 54min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 8
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, French

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Movie Reviews

This is great!
D. M. Farmbrough | Wisconsin, USA | 07/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mercedes Reuhel as an eccentric auntie and Irene Worth as miserable granny steal the show from nominal star Richard Dreyfuss. There's nothing wrong with Dreyfuss's performance, in fact he's very funny as a George Raft style gangster reined in by the domestic prison of his family. It's just that the aforementioned ladies are SO good that you are constantly watching them to see what they will do next.This wartime story centres round two boys whose father sends them to live with their grandmother so he can repay a debt. There's an air of tragedy throughout this comic film. The debt is the hospital expenses of the boys' dead mother, and much of the film is spent dwelling on this and other deaths in the family. But Neil Simon does it so well, and the comedic moments do not in any way lessen the impact of the more melancholy scenes. The screenplay was adapted by Simon from his own play and it shows, with almost all scenes set in Grandma's house. But this does not detract from what is a very well made, enjoyable movie."
A classic version of the classic play.
mooshoo2000 | A Comfy Couch | 05/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was a wonderful movie version of Neil Simons play of the same name. Mercedes Reuhl as sweet if not simple Bella was stunning. Richard Dreyfuss played a classic fast-talking ganster. Jay and Arty were portrayed perfectly, while I was even afraid of the grandmother. The chillingly sad atmosphere of the play is brightened by Bella's never ending kindness and Arty's wonderful one liners.Though not as true to the play as it could have been, for a movie adaption, it was very well done."
NOT TO BE MISSED!
HERMAN R. HOLTZ | maryland, united states of america | 05/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Lost in Yonkers is one of those movies that grabs you and keeps you making faces, crying and routing for the good guys; in this case a couple of kids and their Aunt Belle. My wife and I haven't enjoyed a movie this much in quite awhile and we watch at least two movies each night. Richard Dryfus is his usual fantastic self and Belle and the 'grandma' are superb - past subperb, and, as a matter of fact the whole movie is so well acted it becomes obvious why it was a hit on Broadway. DO NOT MISS THIS ONE - no blood and gore; no blatent sex; no car chases nor burning buildings but just the best darn movie you'd ever hope to see!"
How could I not love it?!
Michelle Gavin | Kentucky, USA | 06/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This briliant adaptation of the Neil Simon play was filmed on the very street where I live. Mercedes Rheul and Richard Dreyfuss are stunning in their roles as are 'grandma' and the boy. For me, the warm feelings are enhanced seeing familiar sites, but what stands out most of all is the characters and their touching humanity. The DVD version is a must see bringing more scope to what was already a wonderful film."