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My First Mister Reviews

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media
April 1, 2015
Offbeat friendship is provocative, dark, but sweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Terrible script, terrible plot, clichés and plot holes galore...
Rob Gonsalves
August 25, 2008
The actors earn the couple of salty drops you may shed at the end -- the script sure doesn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Emanuel Levy
January 29, 2007
Actress Lahti's feature directorial debut is a disappointingly sappy melodrama about the unlikely bond between a rebebllious high-school grad (Leelee Sobieski) and a dying older man (Albert Brooks).
Full Review | Original Score: C
Clint Morris
February 7, 2003
A beautiful story about finding camaraderie, and ultimate love in the infrequent of places
| Original Score: 3.5/5
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 10, 2003
...while Ghost World is, on the whole, a slightly better movie, My First Mister is nevertheless worth checking out mostly due to two incredible lead performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide
May 9, 2002
Starts out as a deliriously original "odd couple" comedy, and then hangs a quick left turn into shameless tear jerking.
Read More | Original Score: 68/100
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
April 24, 2002
A good small movie featuring a different kind of love story..
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Michael Dequina
January 3, 2002
The calculated sappiness does succeed in provoking a heightened reaction--but resentment and disgust is surely not what they had in mind.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ethan Alter
Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
A woefully underdeveloped story populated by unbelievable characters.
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
November 13, 2001
There's a terrific movie somewhere inside Christine Lahti's My First Mister, but it's kept hidden by the trite trappings of a Lifetime movie-of- the-week.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 30, 2001
She's not just tattooed and surly and he's not just geeky and stern - their characters are beautifully written and fleshed out gradually and admirably by the actors.
Full Review| Original Score: 5
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
October 29, 2001
Brooks and Sobieski shine throughout.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
October 28, 2001
A testament to both Sobieski and Brooks -- especially Brooks, who is Oscar-worthy here -- that we buy into their film's manipulative tendencies and its demands of unconditional acceptance.
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
October 26, 2001
It will have you smiling so much, that you may not even notice how close it comes to sliding into mediocrity.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
October 26, 2001
As you watch Sobieski work, you sense you're in on the start of something special.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 26, 2001
Christine Lahti makes an assured directorial debut, allowing the relationship between J. and Randall to play out at its own natural pace.
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
October 25, 2001
Sobieski's performance in this role pretty much kills off the film.
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Paul Tatara
October 25, 2001
Franklin's gooey, implausible script is too ridiculous to support unexpected bouts of sincerity, and the darkness is seldom as profound as it should be.
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
October 23, 2001
A rarity this -- an older man paired with a younger woman that doesn't produce a loud, vulgar gagging sound from the back of the viewer's throat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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