SLUMS OF BEVERLY HILLS
"Slums of Beverly Hills" is Jenkins' funny, raw and
engagingly personal memoir of growing-up on the wrong side of
the 90210 zip code. Based on the true stories of what she calls
the "nomads of divorce," Jenkins tells the story of
a family out of its element and a teenager on the brink of sexual
The Abramowitzes of Beverly Hills provide a skewed portrait of
family life in America's city of dreams. Challenged by divorce,
addiction and dysfunction -- yet still determined to fit in with
the "in" crowd -- the Abramowitzes survive at the edge
of Beverly Hills with humor and the precarious things that hold
loved ones together. Starring Marisa Tomei, Alan Arkin, Carl Reiner
and Natasha Lyonne, the film marks the debut of writer/director
Tamara Jenkins' fresh vision.
"Slums of Beverly Hills" laughs its way to a poignant
revelation about the mysterious power of families.
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