Sassy Pants (2012)



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A biting coming of age comedy, "Sassy Pants" follows recent homeschool grad BETHANY PRUITT as she struggles to break free from her smothering mom without any help from her deadbeat gay dad to realize her dream of attending fashion school. (c) Official Site
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Anna Gunn
as June Pruitt
Ashley Rickards
as Bethany Pruitt
Diedrich Bader
as Dale Pinto
Haley Joel Osment
as Chip Hardy
Jenny O'Hara
as Grandma Pruitt
Martin Spanjers
as Shayne Pruitt
Rene Rosado
as Hector
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Critic Reviews for Sassy Pants

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (5)

Sweet and well-intentioned, Sassy Pants is difficult to dislike, despite its missteps.

Full Review… | October 25, 2012
Top Critic

Until "Sassy Pants" loses its nerve and turns somewhat warm and fuzzy, Ms. Sohn maintains tight control of the story of Bethany's liberation from her domestic prison to pursue fashion.

October 21, 2012
New York Times
Top Critic

Although it attempts a kind of outré pose, the film ultimately proves a too-gentle juggling act that never quite soars.

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

With its positive gay images, and even a perfectly executed two-step line dance, Sassy Pants is a feel-good movie for girls of both sexes.

Full Review… | October 16, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

Landing between the twee, naturalistic and formulaic, Sassy Pants settles for cute, taking too few gambles to make a more lasting impression.

Full Review… | June 21, 2012
Top Critic

Sassy Pants has a slightly ludic atmosphere akin to another tale of teen alienation, Dear Lemon Lima, but it unfolds like a fable in which only Bethany doesn't feel like a canned caricature.

Full Review… | October 18, 2012
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for Sassy Pants


Slight, but enjoyable. A young girl lives at home with her flaky mother and obnoxious grandmother. Her gay father has left and her mother insists on homeschooling her and her brother. Shows her finding her independence and all the little set backs with first jobs and life in general. I liked it.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

Slice of life indie comedy featuring a knockout performances by Ashley Rickards and an eye-opening Haley Joel Osment. This is a life in the doldrums for certain. Rickards plays Bethany with the right mixture of innocence and determination to make something better of herself. The story situations are somewhat ludicrous, but the overall effect is watchable. Give it a shot.

Don Schick
Don Schick

This was a very quirky movie that I almost gave up on because everything about this family was so strange. I am glad that I watched it all the way through to see this family work things out in the end.

Heather Metzger
Heather Metzger

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