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Mini's First Time (2006)

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

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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 (28) | Top Critics (13)

A lethal joyride through the debauched lifestyles of L.A.'s glamour-industry elite.

September 7, 2006
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

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.

July 14, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

July 14, 2006
Newark Star-Ledger
Top Critic

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.

July 14, 2006
New York Post
Top Critic

Mini has a cleverly devious wrap-around ending, but you have been warned: It's twisted.

July 14, 2006
New York Daily News
Top Critic

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… | July 14, 2006
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Mini's First Time

½

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 Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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 Lea
Lea Lea

Super Reviewer

[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.
Walter M.

Super Reviewer

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