Brighton Beach Memoirs

About The Film

35th Anniversary Screening

In this beguiling, coming-of-age comedy, a Jewish teen recalls the hardships of puberty in the claustrophobic confines of his Depression-era Brooklyn household. The tumult is wryly narrated by Eugene (Jonathan Silverman, reprising his Broadway debut), an aspiring writer obsessed with baseball and sex. Meantime, his fusspot mother (Blythe Danner) and worn-out father (Bob Dishy) struggle with economic uncertainty. Can the working-class family overcome its problems and incessant squabbling as war looms on the horizon? Tony award winner Gene Saks directs the screen version of Neil Simon’s semi-autobiographical play, the nostalgia of Stuart Wurtzel’s meticulous 1930s production design evocatively captured by John Bailey’s cinematography.

Film Details

Running Time 
108 minutes
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Year 
1986
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Premiere 
Classic Film
Sponsors 
TCM
WarnerMedia