The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest
The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest (2002)

Hotshot marketing executive Andy Caspar (Adam Garcia) gives up his steady job to join a high-tech research and development center where he's teamed with three misfits, including socially-unacceptable Darrell (Jake Busey), to create a… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: December 24, 2002
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

It appears to have been modeled on the worst revenge-of-the-nerds clichés the filmmakers could dredge up.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

It's also curious to note that this film, like the similarly ill-timed Antitrust, is easily as bad at a fraction the budget.

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The movie, directed by Mick Jackson, leaves no cliche unturned, from the predictable plot to the characters straight out of central casting.

Edward Havens

No way I can believe this load of junk.

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Michael Dequina

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Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

The movie's thesis -- elegant technology for the masses -- is surprisingly refreshing.