DVD - 2014
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Jewish immigrant Sam Krichinsky (based on Barry Levinson's grandfather) arrives in idyllic Avalon (a suburb of Baltimore) to join his four brothers who had come to America earlier. Levinson's semi-autobiographical film follows several generations of the Krichinskys-- a tight-knit group who work, raise their families, celebrate holidays-- and bicker together. Sam's son, Jules (Aidan Quinn), and his grandson Michael (Elijah Wood, in his first major role) become the focus of much of the story
Publisher: [Golden Valley, Minnesota] : Mill Creek Entertainment, c2014
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (128 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,Dolby Digital
laser optical,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1
Other Standard Identifier: 683904534330


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Nov 09, 2018

S's comment is an accurate glimpse of the past wonderfully expressed. A tugging at the heart strings.

Nov 19, 2017

Aw, do you remember these times? Even if being on the latter end of the Baby Boom, I remember that feeling of family, extended family, neighbors, family friends, big holidays, big gatherings when I was still small, but that would all change. Big dinners whether at the home of a relative or friend, or out to dinner at a restaurant with a large tribe. Familial. Longing for a time that was there but bound to change. The War. The War. The War. The growth of families. The rising of the middle-class. The Industrial Age. The moving away. The separation of family. The travel. Cars. Suburbia. And we grew, and we grew and we grew. It's a wonderful film. Some may think slow, but it's in depth to character, essence, scene. See it, if you haven't. Perhaps it may invoke in you to remember when.


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