The most recent entry into my BEST TEEN MOVIES pantheon, I can't believe it took me so long to get around to seeing this. Truly one of the best coming-of-age comedies, with a brilliant young Natasha Lyonne leading a solid cast. No patronizing treacle here, SLUMS is a sincere, hilarious, and astute look at adolescence, family relationships, and desire.
I think that in order for any comedy to work you have to like at least one character. Call me crazy, but I like to relate to characters. Which maybe explains why I don't like this movie as much as Metacritic thinks I should. I kind of hate all of the characters. But the writing is clever enough, and amazing turns by Tomei and Walter make up for the poor characters.