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Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers

Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers With this domestic tragicomedy Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, (based on his award-winning play) Neil Simon moves beyond rosy...Neil Simon's Lost in YonkersComedyPG With this domestic tragicomedy Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, (based on his award-winning play) Neil Simon moves beyond rosy...1993-11-19
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Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Mercedes Ruehl; MPAA Rating: PG

With this domestic tragicomedy Neil Simon’s Lost in Yonkers, (based on his award-winning play) Neil Simon moves beyond rosy autobiography into a larger, more compelling realism. Director Martha Coolidge (Rambling Rose) nicely captures the feel of a WWII-era New York City neighborhood, but key performances seem stranded between the stage and the screen. As a lovable gangster, Dreyfuss yuks it up as if he’s in a revival of The Prisoner of Second Avenue. And even though Tony winners Ruehl (as simpleminded Aunt Bella) and Irene Worth (as her ice-cold mother) re-create their stage roles, only Woeth downsizes her character effectively. B-