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  • Summary: A funny, raw and engagingly personal memoir of growing-up on the wrong side of the 90210 zip code. (Fox Searchlight)
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 22
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  1. Slums of Beverly Hills has the kind of big heart, strong voice, vivid look, and original sense of humor many young artists -- particularly young female artists -- don't find until they're riper, and some never find at all.
  2. Like its Southern California setting, the sunny semi-autobiography is tempered with just the right touch of Jenkins's smoggy cynicism.
  3. Reviewed by: Joshua klein
    80
    Beneath the sitcom-like surface of Slums lies a realistic coming-of-age story, perfectly cast and effectively acted with just a hint of tragedy.
  4. Reviewed by: Ruthe Stein
    75
    Writing and directing her first feature, Jenkins mines her life for nug gets everyone can relate to.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Rainer
    70
    It's one of those movies that gets bonus points for being "personal" -- it bops along from episode to episode, as if the filmmaker were discovering her subject as she went along.
  6. A very funny and well-acted comedy about the slings and arrows of outrageous adolescence.
  7. There's an alchemy that can transform personal experience into a great film, but it was nowhere nearby when Tamara Jenkins wrote and directed this lacklustre first feature.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jan 27, 2013
    10
    Great film! If you haven't seen it watch it right now. Like now.

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