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Old-school 'Staten Island Summer' has the right mix of charm and raunch

Old-school 'Staten Island Summer' has the right mix of charm and raunch

"Staten Island Summer" is a refreshingly old school coming-of-age comedy with just enough raunchiness, stoner humor and otherwise dubious behavior to divert movie audiences weaned on violated pies and superbad high jinks. This charming, good-natured, often quite funny ensemble piece, set in New York City's underdog borough, benefits from its heavy "Saturday Night Live" influence: It was cleverly written by "SNL" scribe and the show's "Weekend Update" co-anchor Colin Jost; buoyantly directed by Rhys Thomas, who has helmed many "SNL" episodes and TV specials; produced by "SNL" architect Lorne Michaels (with John...

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