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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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Woman at Apartment
Natasha Braisewell ...
Girl in Vintage
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Jack Taylor - Salesman
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Mr. Smithman
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Doctor
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Blaine - Surfer Boy
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Customer
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Woman at R's Store
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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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Meet the new odd couple. 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)  »

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Educando a J.  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,456, 14 October 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$621,377, 21 April 2002
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

J has 4 copies of Anne Rice's "Interview With the Vampire" books on her table as well as The Sleeping Beauty Trilogy (erotic BDSM novels) by Anne Rice published under the pseudonym of A. N. Roquelaure. 'LeLe Sobieski', who plays J in My First Mister, purportedly auditioned for the role of Claudia in the film version of Anne Rice's Interview With the Vampire but lost to Kirsten Dunst. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Randall ("R"): [on his deathbead] I want you to go to college. It's really important, okay?
Randy Harris, Jr.: Did you?
Randall ("R"): Yes.
Randy Harris, Jr.: What did you learn?
Randall ("R"): Give me a second, I'll think of it.
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Connections

References The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

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Written by Chad Butler (as C. Butler) and Bun B (as B. Freeman)
Performed by U.G.K. (as UGKz)
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Relationships are what matter most
28 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

When deliberating why one story will resonate within oneself over another, you have to be honest about your own perspective on the things that are truly important in life, and those things that are tossed out with the garbage.

While the relationship between J and R is hinted at being more than merely platonic, it is only implied. The far greater impact lies in the strength of two disparate individuals finding self-worth and importance in the existence of another who finds them attractive to be with.

An older man will always find flattering the attention of an attractive (much) younger female, even if he cannot relate to her point of view on life. It helps that J is written in as witty and intelligent vs. say, something from out of "Clueless".

It is somewhat less believable that a Gothic teenager would find an overweight, past middle-aged man attractive - except that the reason J finds R attractive has less to do with appearance and everything to do with the level of trust and respect he shows her after some initial verbal sparring, that really is quite believable. He affords her something that she simply is not expecting. You can imagine this happening.

Being accepted as you are and for who you are is the basis for all honest and lasting relationships. On this point the movie scores a bullseye.

LeeLee Sobieski is a real talent. Yes, she does look like Helen Hunt, but that is where the similarity ends.

Albert Brooks has always had a manner of delivering his lines as though he is making an appeal to his listener's better sense. He is a much under-appreciated comedic talent.

A high recommendation for "My First Mister".


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