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88
A human-scale comedy that reaches across generations to tickle, connect and embrace.
80
New Times (L.A.)
As it stands, it's cute, occasionally poignant and outrageously implausible.
75
New York Post
While My First Mister has considerable charm, it suffers somewhat from comparison with "Ghost World."
70
L.A. Weekly
Christine Lahti, making her directorial debut, wrings good laughs and strong emotion throughout, largely through the performances.
70
Los Angeles Times
In its first two-thirds, My First Mister, which marks Christine Lahti's feature directorial debut, looks to be a winner. But it takes a disastrously wrong turn toward the end that all but destroys the good work that's come before.
70
Slate
It's a measure of Brooks' stature that he survives the self-sabotage and comes through with his most engaging performance in years.
50
Chicago Reader
A bathetic TV-movie-type "learning experience" that provides about as much insight into teenagers as 40s westerns did into Indians--it's all in the costumes and customs.
50
The splendid performance by Sobieski, who ends her long run as industry-mag buzz princess and arrives as a full-fledged star.
30
One hundred and nine minutes of drama and not a single moment rings true.
20
Village Voice
The best that can be said about director Christine Lahti's feature debut is that it doesn't fall into any ready category.

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