New York Times - 02/27/1988
"...Welcome bursts of lunacy....[Richert] does whatever he can to keep it lively and off-balance at every turn..."
Variety - 03/02/1988
"...[The] cast is filled with a number of lively performers doing interesting things....River Phoenix suggests the craftiness and nascent artistic bent essential in Jimmy, and successfully hold centerscreen..."
Los Angeles Times - 02/26/1988
"...An utterly unexpected delight....Richert has lost none of his dazzling visual style..."
Jimmy is a precocious young teen on the threshold of adulthood, living a life of carefree, pre-college exuberance until he is abruptly forced to confront two of life's most awful truths - responsibility and commitment. Set in 1962, the film's story is told by Jimmy himself as he looks back on the turning point of his adolescent life.
Description by Image Entertainment:
Jimmy's about to change his entire life in just one night. It's the eve of high school graduation, the beginning of the rest of his life. But for Jimmy Reardon, it seems like the end. His girlfriend, Lisa, is moving to Hawaii. His friends are going Ivy League. And if his father gets his way, Jimmy is going to a very dull, all male, business school. Jimmy, however, has other plans for himself. In just 24 hours, he's going to demolish his relationship with Lisa, several friendships and his dad's car. River Phoenix (Stand By Me) stars as the irrepressible Jimmy Reardon in this rambunctious comedy.
Coming-of-age story about Jimmy Reardon, a teenage boy growing up in Illinois, circa 1962. Jimmy is so rambunctious that he seduces three females (his dad's girlfriend, his buddy's sweetheart, and a girl with a crush on the same buddy) over the course of a few days. At the same time, Jimmy must deal with the pressures of adolescence, while trying to obtain money so he can accompany his virginal girlfriend to Hawaii.