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Summary: Vivian's family are penniless nomads, moving from one cheap flat to another in Beverly Hills so she and her brothers can attend the city's schools. Uncle Mickey sends them money to survive. When Mickey's daughter Rita runs away from an asylum, Vivian's dad offers shelter to her if Mickey will pay for a plush flat. Vivian must babysit her adult cousin, making sure she gets to nursing school and avoids pills and booze. But Vivian has her own problems: she's curious about sex, likes an older neighbor kid, has inherited her mother's ample breasts, and wants a family that doesn't embarrass her. Can she help Rita, keep Uncle Mickey happy, and feel OK about her body and her family?
Runtime: 91 min
Rating: Rated R for strong sexual situations, nudity, language and drug content.
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Genres: Drama, Comedy
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Dec 17, 2002
Director Credit
Tamara Jenkins Director
Writer Credit
Tamara Jenkins Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Alan Arkin Murray Samuel Abromowitz
Natasha Lyonne Vivian Abromowitz
Cast Credit
Brendan Burns Cop In Station
Bryna Weiss Saleslady
Charlotte Stewart Landlady
David Krumholtz Ben Abromowitz
Eli Marienthal Rickey Abromowitz
Harris Laskaway Charlie The Cook
Jessica Walter Doris Zimmerman
Jock MacDonald Man At Brymans
Kevin Corrigan Eliot Arenson
Marisa Tomei Rita Abromowitz
Marley McClean Brooke Hoffman
Mary Portser Mrs. Hoffman
Mena Suvari Rachel Hoffman
Producer Credit
Joe Pichirallo Production Executive
Michael Nozik Producer
Robert Redford Executive Producer
Stan Wlodkowski Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: