My First Mister
My First Mister (2002)

Two people with seemingly nothing in common forge an unusual friendship in this comedy drama that marks the feature-length directorial debut of actress Christine Lahti. Jennifer (Leelee Sobieski) is a teenager in her last year of high… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: April 23, 2002
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53%
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77%



Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though well-acted, My First Mister succumbs to contrived sentimentality in its last half.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

Sobieski's performance in this role pretty much kills off the film.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Although the movie has its moments, it's a tearjerker that jerks too hard.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Terrible script, terrible plot, clichés and plot holes galore...

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Paul Tatara
CNN.com

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.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

Beautiful and so phony it makes you urp.

Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

The actors earn the couple of salty drops you may shed at the end -- the script sure doesn't.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

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.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

If the girls in Ghost World were to see this one, they'd gag.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Actress Lahti's feature directorial debut is a disappointingly sappy melodrama about the unlikely bond between a rebebllious high-school grad (Leelee Sobieski) and a dying older man (Albert Brooks).

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Simply stated, this was a wonderful discovery. The movie boasts a cast who played off of each other effortlessly, and believably. It was poignant, and timeless.… More
Deb S
This was a story about a lonely and alienated Goth-like teenager named Jennifer Wilson (Leelee Sobieski) who has a lot of personal baggage (and almost… More
Red Lats
My type of movie - people (in this case a Goth chick and a dress salesman) listening to each other and growing emotionally.
Lesley N
Romantic comedy without the romance (thankfully) as Leelee Sobieski, 17 with purple hair and piercings falls in friendship with 49 year old Albert Brooks and… More
Jason Spencer
I little weird. The acting was there but the story was a little slow and off.
Audrey Lush
A fine Albert Brooks film-a little more sentimental than others- but still contains the wonderful humor for which he is known. I really liked the film-not fully… More