Picks and Pans Review: Diner

updated 12/27/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/27/1982 AT 01:00 AM EST

From The Last Picture Show to Grease, films have examined the tribulations of growing up in the 1950s, but Barry Levinson's sleeper hit does it a little better by finding the tiny, telling details that can fasten nostalgia to reality.

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