Mini's First Time

2006

Mini's First Time

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This black comedy wavers between sleaze and satire, without ever fully committing to either.

52%

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Nick Guthe's darkly comic Mini's First Time stars Nikki Reed as the title character, a manipulative, highly sexualized teenager with parents who fail to offer much structure or guidance. Her stepfather (Alec Baldwin) is rich and dim, and her mother (Carrie-Anne Moss) leads a hard-partying lifestyle. As the relationship between Mini and her stepfather grows more twisted, criminal activity occurs. Luke Wilson appears as a detective investigating the situation, and Jeff Goldblum plays their wealthy neighbor.

Cast

Jeff Goldblum
as Mike Rudell
Rick Fox
as Fabrizio
Michael Laskin
as Irv Flachsman
Jerry Giles
as Promise Keeper
Jean St. James
as Helga Hauptfuhrer
David Shatraw
as Husband No. 1
John Prosky
as Husband No. 2
Lewis Tan
as Skate Punk No. 1
John Serge
as Security Guard No. 1
Dohn Norwood
as Paramedic No. 1
Heidi Ferrer
as Jennifer
Andrew Lwin
as Jupiter Courier Clerk
Mark Deklin
as Ian Boyd
David Andriole
as Charles Mathers
Nick Guthe
as Mr. Bishop
Nana Visitor
as Principal Patty Andrews
Lou Saliba
as Herb Pelham
José Yenque
as Sheriff
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Critic Reviews for Mini's First Time

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (14) | Rotten (13)

  • It doesn't help that first-time screenwriter/director Nick Guthe created such a superficial group of characters. Few, if any, seem believable or are interesting enough to care about.

    October 13, 2006 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The characters in Mini are played by fine performers (Alec Baldwin, Jeff Goldblum, Carrie-Anne Moss), but they're still one-note.

    September 7, 2006 | Rating: 2/4
  • Mini's First Time is a down-and-dirty exercise in depravity and debauchery; in other words, just the kind of plot that gets us to turn off the TV and head for the multiplex -- blue states and red states alike.

    September 1, 2006 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Much of the film reeks of decadence and new money-the snazzy cars and clothes and the boxy, minimalist modern stone and glass interiors that are as cold as the characters themselves.

    September 1, 2006 | Full Review…
  • Touches fleetingly on an interesting phenomenon - namely, the manner in which a father's advances simultaneously disgust and enthrall his teenage stepdaughter.

    August 31, 2006 | Full Review…
  • Mini is a wonderful character, and she's the villain you simply can't help but root for, watching the dominoes fall where they must, and lets these yuppies self-destruct.

    August 22, 2006 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for Mini's First Time

  • Mar 17, 2009
    The performances are incredible. The twists and turns are a a blast. Definitely not a film for those who don't like dark comedy, but those with more sick, twisted senses of humor should love it.
    Lea L Super Reviewer
  • Nov 08, 2008
    This movie is extremely twisted. Normally I like this type of movie, but this one was just bad. Lots of good actors, but it fell short somewhere.
    Erin C Super Reviewer
  • Jan 20, 2008
    Very dark little story - I didn't expect too much from it, so I was pleasantly surprised. The plot is a little silly - a young teenage girl (Nikki Reed) gets her kicks by daring herself to do things (hence the "first" in the title). In this case it is prostitution, followed by sleeping with her stepfather (Alec Baldwin). I personally am not the biggest fan of Nikki Reed on screen - I am sure she is a lovely person, but she's hard faced and she looks older than the characters she is playing (generally). In this case, though, it kind of works because Mini is totally unredeemable. She is not a nice girl, and she does not have any revelation by the end that makes her change her ways. Yeah, you get that her mum had issues and she didn't have the most loving upbringing,but this girl is borderline psycho! Enjoyable film if you don't pick at the flaws too much!
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2007
    [font=Century Gothic]"Mini's First Time" starts with Mini(Nikki Reed) giving her speech as the first high school valedictorian with a C average. How she got there begins with her jumping out of her own birthday cake naked at her birthday party thrown by her dipsomaniac mother, Diane(Carrie-Anne Moss). To top that, Mini goes to work for an escort service where unbeknowst to him, she has sex with her stepfather, Martin(Alec Baldwin), a public relations executive. They have an affair and plot to drive Diane insane...[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]"Mini's First Time" is a gleefully nasty black comedy without much of a conscience. And I mean that as a compliment. The movie is not terribly original but it succeeds more than any of its ilk, simply through pure attitude which is the only way to go here. A good cast helps including Luke Wilson and Jeff Goldblum. And Alec Baldwin has never been more relaxed.[/font] [font=Century Gothic][/font] [font=Century Gothic]I would not suggest looking for a moral here but if you were, it is that maybe with adults like these, it is no wonder the kids are so screwed up. And birth control is definitely a good idea.[/font]
    Walter M Super Reviewer

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