You're a Big Boy Now
You're a Big Boy Now (1966)

This cult favorite began as Francis Ford Coppola's UCLA thesis, ending up with a professional cast and nationwide release. Teen Peter Kastner undergoes his coming-of-age rites when, urged on by dad Rip Torn, he strikes out on own and… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 9, 1966
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lou Lumenick
New York Post

It's clear Coppola had storytelling talent to burn, and this whimsically sweet movie is certainly one of the best Manhattan time capsules from that era.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

A magnetically exasperating comic strip of a movie.

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Emanuel Levy

What elevates Coppola's coming-of-age comedy above the routine is the great supporting cast, headed by Geraldine Page in an Oscar-nominated turn as the smothering mom, Julie Harris, Rip Torn and others.

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Variety Staff

Francis Coppola has drawn topflight performances from his talented cast.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Coppola has fun directing, and his film is filled with sight jokes, high-spirited performances and a lively sound track by the Lovin' Spoonful.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Really nifty coming-of-age story from the young Coppola.

Tom Milne
Time Out

Coppola's style had healthy roots in the screwball comedies of the '30s, and the glorious performances litter the film with moments to treasure.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Significant as an early example of the developing talent of one of the most important (if not the most important) American directors of the 1970s.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An uneven effort that has both its funny and dull moments, but has since remained popular as a cult favorite.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Francis Ford Coppola's introductory offering gives primarily a different take on the 1960's coming-of-age genre, different than say "The… More
jay nixon
Dumb and dated