Rated PG-13; 102 minutes.
When an Indian family moves to America in 1979 with the hope of living the American Dream, their 10-year-old-son, Smith, falls head-over-heels for the girl next door. With an American Dream of his own, Smith strives to become a "good ol' boy," propelling him and his family further away from their traditional ideals than ever before.
GROWING UP SMITH is a heartfelt coming-of-age comedy about an irrepressibly likable 10-year-old boy from India who may possibly lose it all--including the love of his life--when his obsession for living the American Dream unexpectedly takes a wrong turn.
"This immigrant clash-of-generations set-up risks falling into cliché but director Frank Lotito and the screenwriters find enough specificity and comedy in Smith's dilemma to keep the genial, family-friendly story afloat."— Joanna Connors, Cleveland Plain Dealer