Cinema: Growing Up Absurd

You're a Big Boy Now comes on with an arsenal of grown-up ideas about a Little Boy Blue who is as green as they come, especially in bed. The boy, Bernard (Peter Kastner), traverses the stacks of the New York Public Library riding roller skates and dumbwaiters, shuttling between a fast-working actress (Elizabeth Hartman) and a sloe-eyed librarian (Karen Black), wonder- ing which chick to turn. Off duty, he gets knocked about by a Wylie Mom and a wily Dad (Geraldine Page and Rip Torn). In the last reel the boy grows up,...

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