Oscar Movies: You’re a Big Boy Now (1966)–Coppola’s Coming of Age Comedy Starring Geraldine Page and Elizabeth Hartman

Set in the 1960s, this coming of age comedy, written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola as a thesis at UCLA, centers on a young and shy boy (Peter Kastner), a New York librarian, who tries to break away from the clutches of his overprotective and domineering mother (Geraldine Page)

The terrific supporting cast includes Elizabeth Hartman as the girl who tries to teach him about real life, Julie Harris, Rip Tirn (Page’s husband), Michael Dunn, Tony Bill, and Karen Black.

This was the fourth of seven nominations for Geraldine Page, who finally won the Oscar in 1985, for what turned out to be her last film.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Supporting Actress: Geraldine Page


Oscar Awards: None

Oscar Context

The winner was Sandy Dennis for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?