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You're a Big Boy Now
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 moves to NYC. Every person Kastner meets is an eccentric's eccentric, from landlady Julie Harris to cop Dolph Sweet. Kastner's new friend Tony Bill, who works at the New York Public Library and accumulates pornography on side, introduces the boy to sex and drugs. Our hero truly matriculates to manhood after his heart is broken by disco dancer Elizabeth… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Francis Coppola has drawn topflight performances from his talented cast."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Coppola has fun directing, and his film is filled with sight jokes, high-spirited performances and a lively sound track by the Lovin' Spoonful."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Really nifty coming-of-age story from the young Coppola."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Coppola's style had healthy roots in the screwball comedies of the '30s, and the glorious performances litter the film with moments to treasure."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"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."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"An uneven effort that has both its funny and dull moments, but has since remained popular as a cult favorite."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A magnetically exasperating comic strip of a movie."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"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."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Coppola's spaced-out sex comedy is a cross between The Graduate and Funny Face, drunk on its own kooky excesses."
‑ , Film4
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