Judy Berlin
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Judy Berlin allows the audience to take a glimpse of a day at once strange and ordinary with the residents of Babylon, Long Island. Judy (Edie Falco) is an aspiring actress who is quitting her job as a "pilgrim" in a local historical museum's display to take her chances in Los Angeles. Her mother is a gifted but bitter schoolteacher (Barbara Barrie) who has long loved principal Arthur Gold (Bob Dishy) from afar. However, Arthur has a wife, Alice (Madeline Kahn), who's more than a bit eccentric and has driven him to distraction. Arthur and Alice have a son, David (Aaron… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 77%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A humorous, melancholy look at a suburban community in Long Island whose characters include lonely housewives, frustrated teachers, and aspiring actresses, with wonderful performances by Edie Falco, Barbara Barrie and Madeline Kahn in her last role."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Judy Berlin isn't just a slice-of-life movie; it's the quintessential slice-of-life movie--a movie whose primary purpose is to capture a moment in time and contectualize it."
‑ Carlo Cavagna, AboutFilm.com
"A highly watchable ode to the 'burbs and its humble denizens."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"Anything that a first-time filmmaker can do to annoy, Mendelsohn does it."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"The debut feature film of Eric Mendelsohn reveals his fascination with the ordinary rhythms of everyday life on one extraordinary day."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Black-and-white movie of crisp contrast and dreamlike content."
‑ Judith Egerton, Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
"Lacks a punch that Mendelsohn's rough direction and the uneasy black-and-white photography can't provide."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
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