- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 1 hours, 31 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: January 19, 1999
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: 20th Century Fox
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Stereo - English
- Subtitles - Spanish - Optional
- Additional Release Material:
- Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
- Interactive Features:
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Movieline's Hollywood Life - 09/??/1998
"...Strong performances by Natasha Lyonne, Alan Arkin and Marisa Tomei..."
Rolling Stone - 09/03/1998
"...Jenkins shows an innate gift for lacing laughs with the pain of experience....Lyonne shifts keys from tough to tender without hitting a false note..."
Sight and Sound - 12/01/1998
"...An enjoyable comedy....Jenkins' film underlines the fragility and strength of family ties..."
New York Times - 08/14/1998
"...[The actors] project a crazy sincerity that turns this personal and nostalgic comedy into a very true story indeed..."
Box Office - 07/01/1998
"...Engaging....SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS features solid performances and surprisingly deft direction....A charming and delightful romp, with keen observations about character, time and place..."
Los Angeles Times - 08/14/1998
"...[Lyonne acts] with an irresistible blend of maturity and innocence..."
This is a coming-of-age story about a young girl in 1970's Beverly Hills who must come to terms with her family's constantly changing residences as well as trying to control her budding sexuality. Marisa Tomei is a cousin who comes to visit, adding even more mayhem to the proceedings. Jenkins' debut obviously strikes a few personal chords, which elevates this above the usual indie-fare.