Tadpole 2002

Tadpole

Critics Consensus

Presenting a sexual awakening with surprising candor, Tadpole is a spiky coming of age tale that benefits from a deeply felt performance by Aaron Stanford and a script that is unafraid to wade into morally choppy waters.

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Total Count: 107

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Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman (Aaron Stanford). He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. He would be a perfect catch -- except he's only fifteen years old.

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Critic Reviews for Tadpole

All Critics (107) | Top Critics (32) | Fresh (83) | Rotten (24)

Audience Reviews for Tadpole

  • Apr 25, 2008
    Sigourney Weaver and Bebe Neuwirth are cougars before there was name for it.
    Sunil J Super Reviewer
  • Jan 27, 2008
    Mostly grating story about an arrogant, but brilliant, 15-year-old who falls in love with his stepmother. This movie tries to be edgy, a la <i>Rushmore</i>, but, due to a lack of likable characters, winds up being irritatingly stuffy instead.
    Dean M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 08, 2007
    I could rank this higher if it weren't for one thing, the film looses real ground with Oscar getting too obssesed with Eve and even rejecting offers from other women. No matter how smart and sharp a 15 year old kid can be, the chance of getting laid with fine ladies at that age is like finding gold under your bed. No teen would say no to that just because he is in love with someone. Yet, the film is quite fun to watch, especially for anyone who felt like the main character at some point over those teen years. No connection at all with people of his age, and with way too different interests. That and the taste for mature dames. Nice wet dream of a movie, could have been better. Bebe Neuwirth looks damn good in this one. Only mentally derranged and under the influence of strange medications i would have prefered Weaver over her.
    Tsubaki S Super Reviewer
  • Jun 06, 2007
    Smart and humorous! there are so many levels of wrong in this movie that it was almost uncomfortable to watch. It had me releasing guilty closet giggles all the way through until ultimately revealing that some intelligence is gained purely from experience and age really is more than just a number. it also never hurts to have poignant Voltaire quotes sprinkled about opportunely!
    *Kimberly * Super Reviewer

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