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Pumpkin (2002)

A sorority girl finds her life falling apart after she develops romantic feelings for a mentally-challenged man.

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Perky, perfect Carolyn and her Alpha Omega Pi sisters plan to win Sorority of the Year by impressing the Greek Council with a killer charity: coaching mentally challenged athletes for the regional Challenged Games. When Carolyn's assigned to coach Pumpkin she's terrified at first, but soon sees in him something she's never seen before: a gentle humanity and honest clarity that touches her soul. To the horror of her friends and Pumpkin's overprotective mother, Carolyn falls in love, becoming an outcast in the process. As Carolyn's "perfect life" falls apart, Pumpkin teaches her that perfect isn't always perfect after all. Written by Press kit

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A comedy for the romantically challenged.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance | Sport

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

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12 March 2004 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Meu Namorado Pumpkin  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$30,514 (USA) (30 June 2002)

Gross:

$305,690 (USA) (6 October 2002)
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Trivia

The sorority Alpha Omega Pi is actually based on UC Berkeley's Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. The writer Adam Larson Broder lived next door to their house when he went to college there. See more »

Goofs

When Caroline runs to fetch Pumpkin from the beach, her hair is sticking up in the air from the wind, then when she kneels down next to Pumpkin, her hair is perfect again. See more »

Quotes

Robert Meary: I can't teach people to write poetry. It has to come from your experience... from your insides. Listen babe, I could show you great poems which you will begin by imitating. If you have some talent, you might write a decent poem by the end of the semester.
Cici Pinkus: What do you do if everything inside you is ugly?
Robert Meary: Your life may be ugly, kid, but a successful poem about it will not be ugly because the poem will illuminate and communicate the horror of your life to other people.
Carolyn McDuffy: What do you mean, the horror...
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Connections

Referenced in The Nostalgia Chick: Sleepy Hollow (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Sorority Theme
Composed by Robert Hackl (as Bob Hackl), Ken Stange and John Ottman
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Decent movie
31 January 2003 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This movie takes a while to get used to. It's not exactly a conventional movie. I rented it because I like Christina Ricci and had heard that the movie was very good. In the end I'd say it was kind of cute but not a very special movie. Marisa Coughlan plays a sorority sister and has some funny scenes. I'd say rent it for cheap.


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