Growing Up Smith
Comedy, 102 minutes, PG-13
Weekend of May 19 | FRI 5:30 | SAT 1 & 7:30 | SUN 12 & 3
When an Indian family moves to America in 1979 with the hope of living the American Dream, their 10-year-old-son, Smith, falls head-over-heels for the girl next door. With an American Dream of his own, Smith strives to become a “good ol’ boy,” propelling him and his family further away from their traditional ideals than ever before.
GROWING UP SMITH is a heartfelt coming-of-age comedy about an irrepressibly likable 10-year-old boy from India who may possibly lose it all–including the love of his life–when his obsession for living the American Dream unexpectedly takes a wrong turn.
“This immigrant clash-of-generations set-up risks falling into cliché, and sometimes does, but director Frank Lotito and the screenwriters find enough specificity and comedy in Smith’s dilemma to keep the genial, family-friendly story afloat.”
— Joanna Connors, Cleveland Plain Dealer