WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Based on Neil Simon's memoirs of growing up in Brooklyn, this coming-of-age comedy recounts life in 1937 through the eyes of a young teenage boy. Eugene Jerome, dreaming of baseball and girls, must cope with the mundane existence of his cramped, Jewish-American family life: an over-worked father, under-appreciated mother, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his asthmatic Aunt Blanche, her two pampered daughters and Grandpa the Socialist, and you have a recipe for true hilarity. This bittersweet memoir is an affectionate, entertaining lesson in overcoming hard times with warmth and humor.