Tadpole (2002)

Most 15-year-old boys are obsessed with the opposite sex, but this may be the only area in which Oscar Grubman (Aaron Stanford) could be called typical. An honor student at an exclusive prep school, Oscar is confident, keenly intelligent,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 19, 2002
DVD Release Date: January 21, 2003
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Slight, but good-natured and witty.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

A small, charming indie.

Desson Thomson
Washington Post

One of the smartest, most affecting movies of the year.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

unpretentiously entertains

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Duane Byrge
Hollywood Reporter

In every respect, director Gary Winick has served up a delectable, entertaining film.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A funny, fearless, poignant, spectacular performance.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Coming-of-age comedy with some sex.

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James Berardinelli

The top-notch cast brings the story to life with aplomb.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

[D]emonstrate a certain affinity for the intimate observation of moral waywardness.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

It's a flawed but satisfying movie with a great leading man, and a slew of great supporting performances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 56% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
Mostly grating story about an arrogant, but brilliant, 15-year-old who falls in love with his stepmother. This movie tries to be edgy, a la… More
Sunil Jawahir
Sigourney Weaver and Bebe Neuwirth are cougars before there was name for it.
Tsubaki Sanjuro
I could rank this higher if it weren't for one thing, the film looses real ground with Oscar getting too obssesed with Eve and even rejecting offers from… More
*Kimberly *
Smart and humorous! there are so many levels of wrong in this movie that it was almost uncomfortable to watch. It had me releasing guilty closet giggles all… More
Emily Armstrong
This movie is so sweet and funny, watching it just fills me with giggly joy. Everyone is great in this movie and the humour is derived from the characters… More