Multiple links are listed since a different versions exist and. Set during world war ii, lost in yonkers tells the story of two brothers who are sent to live with their domineering grandmother after their mothers death. Lost in yonkers richard dreyfuss, mercedes ruehl and irene worth star in the acclaimed film adaptation of neil simons pulitzer prizewinning comedy, lost in yonkers. Evelyn kurnitz, who is the wife of eddie kurnitz, has just died.
Their mother has died and their father thinks he might be able to find work in the war industries of the south, and so jay and arty go to live with. This is a test for neil simons play lost in yonkers. In the summer of 1942, two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother and their childlike aunt in yonkers, new york. Lost in yonkers 1993 stream and watch online moviefone.
Mar 26, 2012 a revival of lost in yonkers at the beckett theater is warmly satisfying, with a depth of character, humanity and personal investment. It stars irene worth, mercedes ruehl, and richard dreyfuss. Lost in yonkers dives into deeper waters, and the barrington stage cast gives vivid form to a gallery that includes some of the most indelible characters simon has ever created. One of the major disappointments of the manhattan season so far was the quick shuttering of brighton beach memoirs and the. Fandango fanalert sign up for a fanalert and be the first to know when tickets and other exclusives are available in your area. Lost in yonkers, by neil simon, at beckett theater the.
Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Lost in yonkers offers much of simons trademark humor with a more bittersweet feel than in most of the playwrights other work, thanks in large part to the performance by ruehl, who reprises her tony awardwinning role as the troubled but cheerful bella. Lost in yonkers is a 1993 american comedydrama film adaptation of neil simon s pulitzer prizewinning play of the same name, directed by martha coolidge. This play by neil simon won both a tony and a pulitzer prize. Strong as steel and twice as cold, grandma kurnitz worth rules her roost with an iron fist. The devilish puppet master of the wordfaith movement justin peters selected scriptures duration. The movie adaptation of lost in yonkers, which won simon a pulitzer prize in its broadway version, is at its best when it focuses on jay and.
Get lost in yonkers dvd and bluray release date and movie stats. Everyones afraid of grandma and its easy to see why in the rare local staging of neil simons lost in yonkers that opened saturday at the jewish. The dialogue written for the film version of lost in. Their mother has died and their father thinks he might be able to find work in the war industries of the south, and so jay and arty go to live with their grandmother in yonkers in the opening moments of neil simons lost in yonkers. Lost in yonkers theatrical release poster directed bymartha coolidge produced byray stark written byneil simon based onlost in yonkers by neil simon starring richard dreyfuss mercedes ruehl irene worth david. Richard dreyfuss, mercedes ruehl and irene worth star in the acclaimed film adaptation of neil simons pulitzer prizewinning comedy, lost in yonkers. This study guide consists of approximately 22 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of lost in yonkers. Unfollow lost yonkers to stop getting updates on your ebay feed. Lost in yonkers is a 1993 american comedydrama film adaptation of neil simon s pulitzer prize winning play of the same name, directed by martha coolidge. And caught in her grasp is the boys lovely aunt bella ruehl, who has the mind of a child and. During the 1940s, jay mike damus and arty brad stoll find their lives turned upside down when. Their mother has died and their father eddie needs to earn some money to pay a loan shark the money he borrowed to pay the hospital bills for his wife who died of cancer. Get your swag on with discounted movies to stream at home, exclusive movie gear, access to advanced. Set in new york during world war ii, martha coolidges film adaptation of neil simons awardwinning play stars mike damus and brad stoll as arty and jay, teenage brothers who are shipped off to.
Although many of simons plays had won major dramatic awards before this, lost in yonkers was the first simon play to win the pulitzer prize. It was the first theatrical feature film to be edited on avid media composer. May 14, 1993 within the canon of its authors work, the pulitzer prizewinning lost in yonkers is an oxymoron. In order to pay off medical bills that his wifes death has caused, eddie is forced to earn more money. What is the main conflict in this installments lost in yonkers. A revival of lost in yonkers at the beckett theater is warmly satisfying, with a depth of character, humanity and personal investment. Lost in yonkers 1993 rotten tomatoes movie trailers. The story takes place in the year 1942 and even though yonkers is the city in the title, it actually starts off in the bronx.
Within the canon of its authors work, the pulitzer prizewinning lost in yonkers is an oxymoron. In lost in yonkers, neil simon achieves that nearperfect balance of humor and pathos. Eddies mother, the boys grandmother, is heartless and cold and during. Lost in yonkers 1993 cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. And louies mission is to survive the next couple of days.
Fine arts building 1200 n amburn rd, texas city, tx 77591. Jan 11, 2011 everyones afraid of grandma and its easy to see why in the rare local staging of neil simons lost in yonkers that opened saturday at the jewish community center of san francisco. Bella is 35yearsold, mentally challenged and living at home with her mother, the stern grandma. Still, love has found her and she wants to marry an usher at a local movie theater. Lost in yonkers an uneasy patchwork of comedy and drama. Lost in yonkers plays at the weston playhouse until july 29. Strong as steel and twice as cold, grandma kurnitz worth rules her. Mercedes reuhel and irene worth played the two lead roles on broadway, and no doubt, their inclusion in the film allowed the spirit of the play to carry over to it. From the 2011 june 2 11 production by ephrata performing arts center neil simons awardwinning comedydrama, set during world war ii.
I was lucky to have seen lost in yonkers on broadway back in 92. Grandma and bella live above the kurnitzs kandy store, the shop the grandma owns. Also sign me up for fanmail to get updates on all things movies. With richard dreyfuss, mercedes ruehl, irene worth, brad stoll. The story of two brothers who are left in the care of a domineering grandmother in the summer of 1942, while their widowed father hits the road to make enough money to pay off the family debts, it was written after simon completed his autobiographical eugene trilogy brighton beach. But the film of simons broadway play has a special. Two young boys spend ten months in the care of a strict grandmother. This is a fairly standard opening for simon, who often sees life through the wideopen eyes of teenage boys. The laughs are hearty and the emotion is genuine in this 1991 pulitzer prizewinning dramedy about two brothers sent by their widowed father to live with their steely, inaccessible. All of your shows are wonderful, but lost in yonkers was. Lost in yonkers was a critical and popular success and led to a film adaptation in 1993.
Multiple links are listed since a different versions exist and b many scripts posted become unavailable over time. Released april 15th, 1993, lost in yonkers stars richard dreyfuss, mercedes ruehl, irene worth, david strathairn the pg movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 52 min, and received a score of out of. She finally gets the courage to ask her stern mother and other family members for their approval. With a cast including richard dreyfuss, merchedes rheul, and irene worth, this movie has comedy written all over it. By far, lost in yonkers is one of my favorites from htc. Enter your location to see which movie theaters are playing lost in yonkers near you.
The main conflct in lost in yonkers revolves around eddies debt, and the necessity of leaving his boys with his mother in order to earn the money to pay the debt back. Maybe you dont rob banks or grocery stores or little old women. The play is lost in yonkers and this sterling production is now on the stage at northlight theatre in skokie a production that is by far the best i have ever seen of this play. The show was a hit on broadway and won both the pulitzer prize for drama and the tony award for best play in 1991. Irene worth, above the old tyrants candy store in yonkers, new york, circa 1942. In the bronx, 1942, eddie kurnitz becomes a traveling salesman to pay off medical bills incurred by his late wife during her prolonged illness. The staged play was absolutely fabulous, and i agree that the movie is a wonderful adaptation of the play. The story of two brothers who are left in the care of a domineering grandmother in the summer of 1942, while their widowed father hits the road to make enough money to pay off the family debts, it was written after simon completed his autobiographical eugene trilogy.840 1598 968 1221 1348 690 755 813 232 1189 1576 1313 133 1463 1175 1572 228 1588 865 1112 691 131 147 1481 223 736 1131 675 1002 1375 996 330 981 1497