Lost in Yonkers
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An adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning, semi-autobiographical stage play by popular dramatist Neil Simon, this comedy-drama focuses on the difficulties faced by two young brothers forced to live with a group of eccentric relatives. Arty (Mike Damus) and Jay (Brad Stoll) are young teenagers when their their widower father heads South to seek work, leaving the boys with their stern, intimidating grandmother (Irene Worth). Also part of the household is the more likable Aunt Bella (Mercedes Ruehl), an odd duck with a scattered personality and childlike enthusiasm that make her seem more like… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 69%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A good example of fleshing out a single set play into a film would be Steel Magnolias...Yonkers just doesn't pull it off."
‑ Shawn Bowers, Kansas City Star
"It's an enjoyable picture, well-cast and carefully 'opened up' from its stage roots."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Mercedes Ruehl's exuberent performance gives this family drama its staying power."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Not that bad, but seems a bit lost."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
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