|Rating:||PG-13 (for sexual content, mature thematic elements and language)|
|Genre:||Drama, Romance, Art House & International, Comedy|
|Directed By:||Gary Winick|
|Written By:||Gary Winick, Niels Mueller, Heather McGowan, Niels Mueller|
|In Theaters:||Jul 19, 2002 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jan 21, 2003|
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Critic Reviews for Tadpole
A small, charming indie.
In every respect, director Gary Winick has served up a delectable, entertaining film.
It's a flawed but satisfying movie with a great leading man, and a slew of great supporting performances.
Audience Reviews for Tadpole
Mostly grating story about an arrogant, but brilliant, 15-year-old who falls in love with his stepmother. This movie tries to be edgy, a la Rushmore, but, due to a lack of likable characters, winds up being irritatingly stuffy instead.
I could rank this higher if it weren't for one thing, the film looses real ground with Oscar getting too obssesed with Eve and even rejecting offers from other women. No matter how smart and sharp a 15 year old kid can be, the chance of getting laid with fine ladies at that age is like finding gold under your bed. No teen would say no to that just because he is in love with someone.
Yet, the film is quite fun to watch, especially for anyone who felt like the main character at some point over those teen years. No connection at all with people of his age, and with way too different interests. That and the taste for mature dames.
Nice wet dream of a movie, could have been better. Bebe Neuwirth looks damn good in this one. Only mentally derranged and under the influence of strange medications i would have prefered Weaver over her.
This movie is so sweet and funny, watching it just fills me with giggly joy. Everyone is great in this movie and the humour is derived from the characters themselves and thier relationships. It's easy to forget that Oscar is 15, which adds to the effectiveness of the whole story. I love this movie, even though it kind of looks like crap. I don't think digital Hi8 recording was the best way to go with this film.
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