Firstborn
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A teenager and his kid brother spar with their mother's shady new boyfriend in this dramatic thriller from veteran British director Michael Apted. When her ex-husband remarries, Wendy (Teri Garr) feels despondent -- until she starts dating handsome, unctuous Sam (Peter Weller), an underemployed salesman with no shortage of big ideas. Excited to finally feel good about herself again, Wendy invites Sam to move in and offers to invest in his get-rich-quick schemes. None of this sits well with her sons, Jake (Christopher Collet) and Brian (Corey Haim), who remain unimpressed with Sam even… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The movie creates such an urgent situation, and fills it with such interesting characters, that when everything goes wrong at the end I felt more than disappointed, I felt cheated."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"This flawed but interesting Freudian melodrama spends about 70 minutes making points and the last 30 minutes losing them."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"The best things about Firstborn are the easy, natural performances of the actors."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"A heavy-handed suburban sitcom."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"It might have worked if Apted were as adept at creating an emotional atmosphere as he is in his portraiture of the suburban milieu, but too many unshaped scenes and redundant dialogue passages take their toll."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
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