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My First Mister (2001)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Woman at Apartment
Natasha Braisewell ...
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
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Customer
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Benjamin
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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 ...
Manager
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Bebe
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Storyline

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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26 October 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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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Trivia

Leelee Sobieski's character, Jennifer, has a number of facial piercings, and cartilage piercings in both ears, but does not have her earlobes pierced - to which a reference is made in the movie. At the time the movie was made, Leelee herself did not have pierced earlobes, as she did not have them done until 2006. Specially for her part in this movie, she did, however, have both nostrils, both eyebrows and her lip pierced, along with the cartilage of both ears. After filming was completed, she removed the piercings and allowed them to close up again, but kept the jewelry as a souvenir of the movie. See more »

Goofs

Reflected in the glass of the VW Beetle as it's being towed by the pickup truck. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer ("J"): [while shopping for "salesman" clothes with Randall "R"] The last time I had this much weird fun was with the fire engine red crayon.
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References The Sopranos (1999) See more »

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All the Nice Girls Love a Sailor
Written by Bob Barratt & Colin Frechter
(Publisher: Carbert Special Accounts-BMI)
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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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