Cinema: Poor Grownups


Directed by Robert M. Young

Screenplay by Judith Ross

Though Rich Kids is a snappy title, it does not fit this fashionable, smart-talking New York comedy. The film's twelve-year-old hero and heroine, Jamie (Jeremy Levy) and Franny (Trini Alvarado), are rich all right, but Rich Kids has no interest in the vicissitudes of wealth. The movie is actually about the effect of divorce on children—an equally good subject, but one that deserves more justice than it receives here. As the cute but empty title indicates, Rich Kids would rather be glib than honest....

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