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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)  »

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Meu Namorado Pumpkin  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$30,514 (USA) (28 June 2002)

Gross:

$305,690 (USA) (4 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 Carolyn McDuffy is getting out of the car at the beach (the first time) the microphone box can be seen protruding from under her sweater. See more »

Quotes

Tri Omega: Wow, that was amazing. How could Carolyn even think about... I mean, that little retarded boy must be like some kind of superman.
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Wipe Out
Written by Robert Berryhill, Patrick Connolly, Jim Fuller (as James Fuller) and Ronald Wilson (as Ronald Wilson)
Performed by The Surfaris
Courtesy of Dominion Entertainment Inc.
By Arrangement with Celebrity Licensing Inc.
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Dark Comedy--Sex, Sorority Girls and the Disabled
8 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the most neglected aspects of living with a disability is addressed in this dark comedy--sexuality. Christina Ricci is not the best actress, but no one plays a frothy bitch with the same charisma, and her talents are well used.

The topic is addressed through the absurdist humor of the director; it is not overt and there are no easy cues for the audience to follow. In fact, the film pays the audience the rare compliment of expecting them to figure out the themes for themselves.

The only disappointment I had with this tale of a Sorority sister reluctantly falling in love with the disabled Pumpkin was his self administered rehabilitation. The more interesting aspects of the film would have come across much more powerfully had he remained as she met him.


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