American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince
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American Boy: A Profile of: Steven Prince
Martin Scorsese's American Boy: A Profile of Steven Prince is both a documentary and a tragicomedy, in which the personal experiences of one twentysomething Jewish gay man are rendered universal. Surrounded by friends in a cozy living room, the sensitive and humorous Prince (Taxi Driver's gun salesman, Handy Andy) recounts his personal history, from his run-in with a gorilla, to his relationship with his parents, his childhood bagel delivery business, his coming out, his addiction to drugs, his job as Neil Diamond's road manager, and his father's falling ill. One of… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There is a party atmosphere to the telling of these stories, as Mr. Prince holds forth in a smoke-filled room with a group of friends, Mr. Scorsese among them. But the film maker's conviviality takes on an element of regret."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"American Boy is certainly valuable as a glimpse into the life of the director, but it's also perfectly entertaining in and of itself."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It's not just in the hot tub that Scorsese wishes to separate himself from this guy."
‑ Rob Nelson, Village Voice
"It looks suspiciously like another demonstration of his awe of violence that makes some of Taxi Driver look immature."
‑ , Time Out
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