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Tadpole (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  7 November 2002 (Israel)
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Coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy, Oscar, who falls in love with his stepmother, Eve.

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Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from Chauncey Academy for the Thanksgiving weekend, Oscar confides in his best friend that he has plans for this vacation--he will win the heart of his true love. But there is one major problem--Oscar's true love is his stepmother Eve. Oscar is certain that he could be a better mate to Eve than his work-obsessed father. He fails to win Eve's heart and is consequently dejected. Oscar's path to his true love is further crossed by Diane, Eve's best friend who, one night while wearing Eve's borrowed perfumed scarf, offers him temporary comfort in an unconventional tryst. For Diane, Oscar fills a void in her life. For Oscar, Diane is somewhat of a distraction, as his continued pursuit of Eve leads to an unexpected resolution. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Everyone says he should date girls his own age. Oscar respectfully disagrees. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, mature thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Alle lieben Oscar  »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$80,682 (USA) (19 July 2002)

Gross:

$2,882,062 (USA) (17 January 2003)
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Aaron Stanford's feature debut. Although his character is 15, Stanford was 23. See more »

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When Oscar helps Eve wash the dishes, before he kisses her, the bowls on the shelf in front of them change, (the rice bowls on the left front) change to behind the saucers. See more »

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Oscar: Hey Jimmy.
Jimmy: Hi Tadpole. Back for Thanksgiving?
Oscar: That's right.
Jimmy: What happened to your hair?
Oscar: I combed it.
Jimmy: Oh. I don't like it.
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Great! Best so far of 2002!
1 September 2002 | by (Columbus, OH) – See all my reviews

This movie was wonderous! Bebe Neuwrirth desirves an oscar for sheer charm alone! There has been few rare occasions where I came out of a movie glowing (for example "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "Kissing Jessica Stein") and this movie caused such an occasion. It has some of the best writing since "Election". You must see this film! "If we can't find something pleasant, at least we will find something new..."10/10


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