You’re a Big Boy Now (1966): Coppola’s First Film, Starring Geraldine Page

You’re a Big Boy Now, a coming-of age comedy, was made by Francis Ford Coppola as his master thesis while studying at UCLA.
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Peter Krasner plays a shy mama’s boy, working as a librarian in New York, stifled by his smothering mother, played by Geraldine Page in an Oscar nominated performance.
What elevates this familiar tale above the routine is the stellar supporting cast, headed by Julie Harris, Elizabeth Hartman, Karen Black, Tony Bill, Rip Torn, and Michael Dunn.
Oscar Nominations: 1
Supporting Actress: Geraldine Page
Oscar Awards: None
Oscar Context:
The winner of the Supporting Actress Oscar was Sandy Dennis for Mike Nicholas’ “Who’s Afraid of Viriginia Wolf?
This was the fourth of eight nominations of Gerladine Page, who finally won Best Actress in 1985 for “The Trip to Bountiful.”
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
Screenplay by Coppola, based on the book You’re a Big Boy Now by David Benedictus
Produced by Phil Feldman
Cinematography Andrew Laszlo
Edited by Aram Avakian
Music by Robert PrinceProduction company: Seven Arts Productions

Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures

Release date: December 9, 1966

Running time: 97 minutes
Budget $800,000