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  • Summary: Lenny (Merriman) is a typical 14-year-old from the Bronx, Like every teenage boy, he is totally fascinated with the concept of sex. But the year is 1955, and Lenny is too scared to actually "do it." So he dedicates his summer vacation to the next best thing. Seeing two other people do it. (Sony Pictures Classics) Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Loren King
    75
    A teen comedy wise beyond its years.
  2. A coming-of-age film that has the jaunty mood and egg-cream flavor of a Philip Roth memoir.
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    70
    It goes down as easy as a cherry Coke.
  4. There are enough grace notes and gentle surprises strewn along this well-trod path to make Just Looking just good enough to justify Alexander's career move.
  5. Generic memoir of lower-middle-class "white ethnic" life in the '50s.
  6. 50
    It's merely a by-the-numbers coming-of-age film
  7. Reviewed by: Chuck Wilson
    10
    This sort of nostalgia-drenched, sexual-coming-of-age saga has been done to death.

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