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Based on 20 Reviews
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  • 60
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    There's not that much that's new in screenwriter Marshall Karp's sitcom-ish memoir, but Alexander keeps the laughs coming. show more

  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    Pleasant, ultimately sweet but never quite inspired. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A coming-of-age film that has the jaunty mood and egg-cream flavor of a Philip Roth memoir. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Old-fashioned comedy-drama. show more

  • 52
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    At best a vaguely Semitic episode of "The Wonder Years." show more

  • 75
    Chicago Tribune

    A teen comedy wise beyond its years. show more

  • 75
    Curtis Morgan Miami Herald

    The characters are easy to overplay, but the ensemble keeps its feet on the ground. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    Too smitten with the Eisenhower-era nostalgia. show more

  • 50
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    Generic memoir of lower-middle-class "white ethnic" life in the '50s. show more

  • 40
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Contains some nicely observed moments, but they're buried in an unrepentantly sitcomy script. show more

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