Pumpkin (2002)

Adam Larson and Tony R. Abrams' directorial debut Pumpkin is an unconventional love story. College senior Carolyn McDuffy (Christina Ricci) agrees to coach handicapped athletes from a local town in order to help her sorority win an… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: June 28, 2002
DVD Release Date: November 5, 2002
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Critic Score: 36% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The messy Pumpkin wastes its premise by not making the satire sharp enough.

Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

Though Harris is affecting at times, he cannot overcome the sense that Pumpkin is a mere plot pawn for two directors with far less endearing disabilities.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

Though Pumpkin extends its jaundiced joke too far, it's almost worth it for Ricci's final scene, which tells us everything we need to know about what will become of her.

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Tracy Moore
Common Sense Media

Black comedy about disability full of profanity, sex.

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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

This is the sort of Pumpkin that really deserves to be smashed.

Scott Steinberg
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Weird. Rewarding.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of the worst films of 2002.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

By presenting an impossible romance in an impossible world, Pumpkin dares us to say why either is impossible -- which forces us to confront what's possible and what we might do to make it so.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

If you believe any of this, I can make you a real deal on leftover Enron stock that will double in value a week from Friday.

Emanuel Levy

Rambling and diffuse, this debut film vacillates between the Farrelly brotthers' gross-out comedy and a softer, kinder message film, an incoherent blend that proves frustrating and not particularly enjoyable either.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
In thinking about this movie, I first thought that is was such a stupid movie because none of it was logical. A car burns up in a grand explosion, and the… More
Spencer S.
If you're understanding, it's not upsetting, but otherwise you may think of it as obscene. Personally, I loved it.
erika bruhns
Pumpkin 2002 is about women that who becomes a mentor to a disabled guy. Over time their friendship grows so munch like a hidden romantic relationship. Everyone… More
Jennifer Xu
A cute idea, and Christina Ricci was definitely a good choice to put in the main role, but this movie was too freaking long for such stilted dialogue. I felt… More
Lucas Martins
Pumpkin, a mix of drama, comedy and romance flaw with the not so good screenplay written by Adam Broder. Is really sad see that Pumpkin is not a fresh movie.
Curtis Lilly
Hmmmm....Christina Ricci for no reason falls in love with a retarded kid. One second she's scared to look at him, the next she's his best friend.… More