My First Mister - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

My First Mister Reviews

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
October 22, 2001
the film abandons Randall's store completely to more effectively segue from an unsuccessful comedy into an equally unsuccessful tearjerker
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Pete Croatto
Filmcritic.com
October 22, 2001
Despite the sloppy final act, My First Mister is worth seeing for Brooks and Sobieski's performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Morgan
Oregonian
October 19, 2001
Intelligent teens will hate this film, and adults will just be embarrassed.
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
October 19, 2001
Though I wanted to hate My First Mister and felt guilty about those telltale tears mopped up with a shirt sleeve, the darn thing did work.
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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
October 19, 2001
The sort of movie with so little faith in itself that it falls back on that most dreadful of clichés: The Fatal Development A Little More than Halfway Through.
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
October 18, 2001
Sold as a lightweight dramatic comedy, Mister misses by far
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
October 18, 2001
The schmaltz is as thick as vomit.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 18, 2001
There is a static feel to the film that neglects the actors in favor of the contrived story of life, love and death.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
October 15, 2001
Suddenly this enchanting tale of cross-generational friendship becomes a Lifetime movie of the week, pat ending included.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Elias Savada
Nitrate Online
October 15, 2001
Distinguished actress Christine Lahti's feature directorial debut...suffers from a touch too much structure and a script that pedals a tad too hard on sentimentality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
October 14, 2001
Tumbles deep into tear-jerker territory, morphing into a disease-of-the-week movie wallowing in the most obvious messages.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
October 13, 2001
Scene after scene suddenly rings with a resounding falseness [in the second half].
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 13, 2001
Convincingly reveals the transforming power of friendship to release us from fear, expand our hearts, and open us to the redemptive capacities of love.
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
October 13, 2001
When a movie starts out as trenchant as "Ghost World" then turns into something as mawkish as "Steel Magnolias," it's been botched, plain and simple.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Leydon
San Francisco Examiner
October 12, 2001
Lahti and screenwriter Jill Franklyn take an ill-advised detour into sentimentality, and drive their movie straight off a cliff.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
October 12, 2001
Although the movie has its moments, it's a tearjerker that jerks too hard.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
October 12, 2001
Beautiful and so phony it makes you urp.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star
October 12, 2001
If the girls in Ghost World were to see this one, they'd gag.
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October 12, 2001
What looked like a quirky character study suddenly congealed.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
October 12, 2001
A touching tale of friendship and family, its sentimentality cut by the honesty of its performances.
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