Mini's First Time
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Nick Guthe's darkly comic Mini's First Time stars Nikki Reed as the title character, a manipulative, highly sexualized teenager with parents who fail to offer much structure or guidance. Her stepfather (Alec Baldwin) is rich and dim, and her mother (Carrie-Anne Moss) leads a hard-partying lifestyle. As the relationship between Mini and her stepfather grows more twisted, criminal activity occurs. Luke Wilson appears as a detective investigating the situation, and Jeff Goldblum plays their wealthy neighbor. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 54%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A lethal joyride through the debauched lifestyles of L.A.'s glamour-industry elite."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Surrounded by all these pros, Reed more than holds her own: She has so much integrity about being amoral that she keeps the audience dangling between disgust and admiration."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"It doesn't help that first-time screenwriter/director Nick Guthe created such a superficial group of characters. Few, if any, seem believable or are interesting enough to care about."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Much of the film reeks of decadence and new money-the snazzy cars and clothes and the boxy, minimalist modern stone and glass interiors that are as cold as the characters themselves."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"Trashy but fun, Mini's First Time is like one of those paperback books you might take to the beach. You don't brag about having read it, but you enjoy every page."
‑ Scott Nash, Three Movie Buffs
"Mini's First Time is delectably vulgar for 20 minutes or so, almost too bad to be true, but it soon loses its cheap-thrills appeal."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"Mini has a cleverly devious wrap-around ending, but you have been warned: It's twisted."
‑ Jack Mathews, New York Daily News
"The characters in Mini are played by fine performers (Alec Baldwin, Jeff Goldblum, Carrie-Anne Moss), but they're still one-note."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"Touches fleetingly on an interesting phenomenon - namely, the manner in which a father's advances simultaneously disgust and enthrall his teenage stepdaughter."
‑ Brent Simon, FilmStew.com
"A deliciously evil black comedy that's sure to elicit lots of shameful giggles throughout."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"Mini's First Time is not about taking an honest look at adolescence. It's not even really about teens, or high-school life, or upper-class marriages. What it's about is an unpleasantly pervy adult male view of teenage girls."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"The swirl of bad girl shenanigans, Hollywood satire and noir-ish melodrama in Mini's First Time that was intended to make for an icy cocktail of prurience and moral insight tastes more like freezer burn instead."
‑ Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times
"Mini's First Time is a down-and-dirty exercise in depravity and debauchery; in other words, just the kind of plot that gets us to turn off the TV and head for the multiplex -- blue states and red states alike."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, The Cinema Source
"Mini is a wonderful character, and she's the villain you simply can't help but root for, watching the dominoes fall where they must, and lets these yuppies self-destruct."
‑ , Film Threat
"Pitch-black and bound to offend anyone who's not on its wavelength, Nick Guthe's entertainingly slick debut is a mordantly funny slice of lust, crime and sleaze life set in the world of L.A.'s industry elite."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
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