Mini's First Time
Mini's First Time (2006)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: July 14, 2006
DVD Release Date: October 24, 2006
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This black comedy wavers between sleaze and satire, without ever fully committing to either.

Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A lethal joyride through the debauched lifestyles of L.A.'s glamour-industry elite.

Kyle Smith
New York Post

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.

Jeff Vice
Deseret News (Salt Lake City)

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.

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Manohla Dargis
New York Times

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.

Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

Mini has a cleverly devious wrap-around ending, but you have been warned: It's twisted.

Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The characters in Mini are played by fine performers (Alec Baldwin, Jeff Goldblum, Carrie-Anne Moss), but they're still one-note.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

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.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Harvey S. Karten
The Cinema Source

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Very dark little story - I didn't expect too much from it, so I was pleasantly surprised. The plot is a little silly - a young teenage girl (Nikki Reed)… More
Lea Lea
The performances are incredible. The twists and turns are a a blast. Definitely not a film for those who don't like dark comedy, but those with more sick,… More
James Alvarez
An ok movie thats pretty predictable.
Janice :d
Don't get me wrong, I like the whole "tortured girl without a conscience" concept. But this is a whole bunch of crap. For all the correct… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Mini's First Time" starts with Mini(Nikki Reed) giving her speech as the first high school valedictorian with a C average.… More
Erin Collins
This movie is extremely twisted. Normally I like this type of movie, but this one was just bad. Lots of good actors, but it fell short somewhere.

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