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My Summer Story
My Summer Story
Actors: Charles Grodin, Kieran Culkin, Mary Steenburgen, Christian Culkin, Al Mancini
Director: Bob Clark
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family
PG     2006     1hr 25min

This sequel to the wildly successful "A Christmas Story" traces Ralphie's summer transition from boyhood to young adulthood, aided by his eccentric family. Based on the novels of Jean Shepherd, the novelist and famous radi...  more »


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Actors: Charles Grodin, Kieran Culkin, Mary Steenburgen, Christian Culkin, Al Mancini
Director: Bob Clark
Creators: Stephen M. Katz, Bob Clark, Gary Goch, Jean Shepherd, René Dupont, Leigh Brown
Genres: Comedy, Kids & Family
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Comedy, Family Films
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/01/2006
Original Release Date: 09/23/1994
Theatrical Release Date: 09/23/1994
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 25min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 12
MPAA Rating: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

S. Henderson | Hazlet, New Jersey USA | 09/02/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

". . .well, you know, A CHRISTMAS STORY. And that, my friends, is where we all go wrong when we see a flick that's closely related to what's now a family classic. This movie is not nearly as sophisticated as it's predecessor and we can pick it apart for all it's worth just because it's so different. Personally, I'd like to have seen Darren McGavin play the Dad again but hey, Grodin holds up well and if seen as a separate movie on it's own, it has lots of funny vignettes that are all in Shepherd's stories. I thought the funniest scene was when the Bumpus's come dancing over to their horrified neighbor's house. This is a very funny FAMILY picture that can be watched with no qualms about language, subject matter and yet, it's an adult's view of growing up in the 40's. Don't let cynical naysayers keep you from trying this SMALL CLASSIC."
Not His Best, But Still Worth Having
Frank Wortner | 01/03/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Jean Shepherd was a sadly under rated talent. Although this may not be his best material -- his book, "Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories" contains his finest stories -- so much of his work was live ephemeral radio broadcasts that any of it fixed into a more durable form is worth having. In that sense, this video is a "must-have" for Shepherd fans, even if the acting and production aren't up to the standards of his earlier film, "A Christmas Story." It's still a good film, full of humor that can be appreciated at almost any level by almost anyone. If it's not his best, so what? Few writers or comedians today could equal even a mediocre Shepherd effort."
Awesome flick!
S. Henderson | 04/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie was better than a Christmas Story! It was funnier and more focused! It is such a shame that it is so underrated by everyone! Seriously buy or watch this movie! BTW, when are we going to see a DVD of My Summer Story?! I would pay bucks for that!!"
Wonderful funny film for kids and adults
Frank K. Benner | 03/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My kids and I loved the prequel to this, A Christmas Story, and My Summer Story is certainly different, but all in all, it's a wonderful, funny, quirky, film. The reviews quoted here don't do it justice. This is one of the few movies I can watch with the kids almost as often as they watch it, mostly to see Mary Steenburgen throwing the gravy boats, and seeing the little brother catching and eating his goldfish..."a man gets to eat what he catches!" says Dad, played by Charles Grodin. It's a great movie moment. I think I'm going to have to buy this one."