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My First Mister (2001)

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A 17-year-old girl has a troubled relationship with a 49-year-old man.

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Woman at Apartment
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Girl in Vintage
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Randall - 'R'
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Jack Taylor - Salesman
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Mr. Smithman
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Doctor
Nic Costa ...
Blaine - Surfer Boy
William Forward ...
Customer
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Randy
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Woman at R's Store
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Mrs. Benson
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Bob
Chadwick Palmatier ...
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Bebe
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Jennifer does not fit in. A total misfit, she's as wacky as a teenager can be. Goth-ed out with multiple piercings, tattoos, and dyed hair, she listens to strange music, watches vintage TV, eats primarily chocolate, and self injures. But now high school is over and she needs a job. Can she possibly have anything in common with the overweight middle-aged man in the haberdashery window? He gives her a job, not to mention a real friendship. Written by Martin Lewison <milst1@yahoo.com>

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Mismatched. Misguided. Unmistakably friends. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »
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25 July 2002 (Germany)  »

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Educando a J.  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$102,456 (USA) (12 October 2001)

Gross:

$621,377 (USA) (19 April 2002)
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Michael McKean and 'Christine Lahti' worked together before. They were in rehearsals for a partly-improvised comedy film titled "Kiss the Bride." The project never came to the silver screen. It would have been directed by Bob Balaban. See more »

Goofs

When J is talking to Randy from her car after first meeting him, the door is open from his point of view but closed from hers. See more »

Quotes

Randall ("R"): [after refusing J's offer to buy him a cup of coffee] Actually it's almost nine o'clock.
Jennifer ("J"): Right, so?
Randall ("R"): Well, I'm usually home by nine.
Jennifer ("J"): What happens at nine?
Randall ("R"): I turn into the same person I am.
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References Live with Kelly and Michael (1988) See more »

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I Enjoy Being a Girl
(1958)
Written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Used by permission of RNH
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Meet The New Odd Couple
7 February 2003 | by See all my reviews

My First Mister is about a gothic and angry teenage girl named "J"(Leelee Sobieski). She doesn't have any friends, hates her family, you might as well put it that she hates her life. One day while she is looking for a job, she stumbles upon "R"(Albert Brooks) a 49 year old man with a beer belly. "R" turns out to give "J" a job at his store and the two of them turn out to be friends and what is next is a wonderful friendship that could last a lifetime and change both "R" and "J" and the way they feel about life. I really enjoyed My First Mister, it was clever, funny and very interesting. It kind of reminded me of Ghost World. I would give My First Mister 9/10


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