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My First Mister Reviews

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October 12, 2001
A big-screen version of a turgid 'disease of the week' TV movie with an odd-couple twist.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 12, 2001
Lahti and company create some nice moments and touches.
October 12, 2001
Harold & Maude it ain't.
October 12, 2001
A coming-of-age story that gets it all wrong.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 12, 2001
The plot ducks the obvious sexual pitfall that would make us squirm, but falls into another one: morbid uplift, out at the golden pond where dreams may come and you can sweetly pay it forward.
October 12, 2001
While the movie loads on too much sap in the final third, it is still a funny and moving first-time effort.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 12, 2001
Of all the odd couples who inhabit film, surely among the most endearing are Jennifer and Randall.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 12, 2001
Brooks' work in actress Christine Lahti's directing debut ... is the finest acting he's done since Broadcast News.
October 12, 2001
Offers the curious experience of being able to believe in a screen full of first-rate actors yet not believe in anything that's happening to the people they're playing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 12, 2001
The strength of the movie rests in the vibrant, sympathetic characters Sobieski and Brooks create.
October 12, 2001
It's hard not to enjoy the amusing and sometimes touching turnarounds [Jennifer and Randall] do.
October 12, 2001
A small movie full of good intentions and wildly erratic execution.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 12, 2001
Brooks guards the movie from overheating in a surfeit of warmedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 12, 2001
Sobieski reaches for that dramatic depth we all knew she had in her.
October 12, 2001
If the Hallmark Hall of Fame folks had made Ghost World, it would probably end up a lot like My First Mister.
October 12, 2001
These two characters are so particular and sympathetic that the whole movie could simply observe them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 12, 2001
What makes My First Mister a successful feature directing debut for Lahti is the emotional veracity it summons.
October 12, 2001
Lahti has undermined her stars and delivered dreck.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
October 11, 2001
One hundred and nine minutes of drama and not a single moment rings true.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 11, 2001
Not one second of it is believable, not one scene looks right, not one performance salvages the growing pile of snotty Kleenex it wishes you'd cry into.
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