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My First Mister Reviews

October 25, 2001
Sobieski's performance in this role pretty much kills off the film.
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.
October 19, 2001
The sort of movie with so little faith in itself that it falls back on that most dreadful of clichés: The Fatal Development A Little More than Halfway Through.
October 12, 2001
Although the movie has its moments, it's a tearjerker that jerks too hard.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
October 12, 2001
Beautiful and so phony it makes you urp.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
October 12, 2001
If the girls in Ghost World were to see this one, they'd gag.
October 12, 2001
What looked like a quirky character study suddenly congealed.
October 12, 2001
A touching tale of friendship and family, its sentimentality cut by the honesty of its performances.
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
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
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
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 11, 2001
A nicely observed, well-acted tale of mismatched friendship, until it takes a dive for the easy resolutions down the stretch.
October 11, 2001
A human-scale comedy that reaches across generations to tickle, connect and embrace.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 11, 2001
Predictable and manipulative, complete with a clichéd Hollywood tearjerker ending.
October 11, 2001
Offers something rare for a modern movie: an uncynical depiction of the redemptive power of human relationships.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 10, 2001
60 minutes into My First Mister, I was thoroughly engrossed. A half-hour later, I desperately wanted the whole mess to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 28, 2001
It is amazing ... what creative and conscientious actors can do with tired material.
February 28, 2001
Terribly caricatured around the edges, and far too much of the comedy stems from making light of stereotypical personality traits.