• R, 1 hr. 31 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Nick Guthe
    In Theaters:
    Jul 14, 2006 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 24, 2006
  • First Independent Pictures

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Mini's First Time Reviews

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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A lethal joyride through the debauched lifestyles of L.A.'s glamour-industry elite.

| Original Score: 3/4

September 7, 2006
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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Mini's First Time is delectably vulgar for 20 minutes or so, almost too bad to be true, but it soon loses its cheap-thrills appeal.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

July 14, 2006
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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Mini's First Time is not about taking an honest look at adolescence. It's not even really about teens, or high-school life, or upper-class marriages. What it's about is an unpleasantly pervy adult male view of teenage girls.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1/4

July 14, 2006
Kyle Smith
New York Post
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Surrounded by all these pros, Reed more than holds her own: She has so much integrity about being amoral that she keeps the audience dangling between disgust and admiration.

| Original Score: 3/4

July 14, 2006
Jack Mathews
New York Daily News
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Mini has a cleverly devious wrap-around ending, but you have been warned: It's twisted.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 3/4

July 14, 2006
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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The swirl of bad girl shenanigans, Hollywood satire and noir-ish melodrama in Mini's First Time that was intended to make for an icy cocktail of prurience and moral insight tastes more like freezer burn instead.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2/5

July 14, 2006
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
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Guthe is so anxious to show us what a larcenous tramp Mini is that he never shows us any other sides to her. We have her pegged from the get-go, even if no one in the movie does.

Full Review Source: Christian Science Monitor | Original Score: C

July 14, 2006
Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
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Mini's First Time is Bret Easton Ellis territory with palm trees, explored by smarmy blunderers.

Full Review Source: Wall Street Journal

July 13, 2006
John Anderson
Newsday
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A comedy that's a mix of Mean Girls, Mamet and Mephistopheles.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 3/4

July 13, 2006
James C. Taylor
L.A. Weekly
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Mini is too tame for Skina-max and too inane to survive on the art-house circuit. It's a pretentious erotic thriller that gives honest trash a bad name.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

July 13, 2006
Luke Y. Thompson
Village Voice
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Mini is impossible to like, especially since she delivers some of the worst narration ever spoken, and her final lines are like a big middle finger to viewers foolish enough to enjoy the film.

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July 11, 2006
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Mini's First Time unfortunately degenerates into a sexed-up version of a Law & Order episode.

June 24, 2006
John Anderson
Variety
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Part of Mini's charm... may be in its single-minded devotion to the utterly depraved and comically debauched.

Full Review Source: Variety

June 24, 2006
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