My Summer Story
My Summer Story ★★½ It Runs in the Family 1994 (PG)
Humorist Shepherd and director Clark reteam for another period family comedy in the tradition of their first collaboration, “A Christmas Story,” now a video classic. This time the Parkers find themselves battling their crazy new neighbors, the Bumpus family, Ralphie (Kieran Culkin) has troubles with a neighborhood bully and tries to bond with his dad (Grodin) while fishing, and mom (Steenburgen) goes loopy over gravy boats. Charming family fun. Based on Shepherd's novels “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash” and “Wanda Hickey's Night of Golden Memories and Other Disasters.” 85m/C VHS, DVD . Charles Grodin, Mary Steenburgen, Kieran Culkin, Chris Culkin, Al Mancini, Troy Evans, Glenn Shadix, Dick O'Neill, Wayne Grace; D: Bob (Benjamin) Clark; W: Jean Shepherd, Bob (Benjamin) Clark, Leigh Brown; C: Stephen M. Katz; M: Paul Zaza; Nar: Jean Shepherd.