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

In this film, Peter Kastner undergoes his coming-of-age rites when, urged on by his father, he strikes out on his own and moves to NYC. Every person Kastner meets is an eccentric's eccentric, from his landlady to the local cop.… More

Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 9, 1966
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
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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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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Coppola's spaced-out sex comedy is a cross between The Graduate and Funny Face, drunk on its own kooky excesses.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
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