MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,192 this week

Tadpole (2000)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 4,934 users   Metascore: 71/100
Reviews: 99 user | 91 critic | 31 from Metacritic.com

Coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy, Oscar, who falls in love with his stepmother, Eve.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 3 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 39 titles
created 10 Jul 2012
 
a list of 39 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 36 titles
created 9 months ago
 
a list of 47 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Tadpole" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tadpole (2000)

Tadpole (2000) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tadpole.
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An ad executive (Weaver) impersonates an archeology professor (Westheimer) to avoid a situation with an obsessed former lover. She enlists the help of a hapless archeologist (Depardieu) who... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Vigne
Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Sigourney Weaver, Ruth Westheimer
Company Man (2000)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A high school teacher in the 60s becomes an international spy and becomes involved in a plot to overthrow Fidel Castro.

Directors: Peter Askin, Douglas McGrath
Stars: Douglas McGrath, Sigourney Weaver, Paul Guilfoyle
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The Travis family façade is destroyed by an event incomprehensible to them -- an event which will open locked doors and finally reveal the secrets that have haunted them for decades.

Director: Dan Harris
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Daniels, Emile Hirsch
The Guys (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of a fire captain who lost eight men in the collapse of the World Trade Center and the editor who helps him prepare the eulogies he must deliver.

Director: Jim Simpson
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Anthony LaPaglia, Irene Walsh
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A woman's life falls apart after she's blamed for an accident on her property.

Director: Scott Elliott
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Julianne Moore, Dara Perlmutter
Jeffrey (1995)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jeffrey, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Ashley
Stars: Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss, Peter Jacobson
Sam the Man (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Director: Gary Winick
Stars: Fisher Stevens, Annabella Sciorra, Alex Porter
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Slick, smug developer Gavin Ransom has a dream: make millions by blanketing the coastal hills of northern California with flamboyant, mini mansions. His sister Olive a raving ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Parker
Stars: Noah Wyle, Illeana Douglas, Kate Mara
Thriller | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Dr. Lauren Slaughter, a research fellow at the Arab-Anglo Institute in London is utterly frustrated by her job. To supplement her income, she starts moonlighting at the Jasmine Escort ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Swaim
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Caine, Patrick Kavanagh
Big Bad Love (2001)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Vietnam veteran Leon Barlow is struggling as a writer, and his personal life isn't much better. His unsympathetic ex-wife Marilyn doesn't approve of his visits with his two children, and he... See full summary »

Director: Arliss Howard
Stars: Arliss Howard, Debra Winger, Paul Le Mat
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Enduringly traumatized by the disappearance of her 3-year-old daughter 15 years ago, Julia Sandburg has cut herself off from anyone once near and dear to her, including her husband Doug and... See full summary »

Director: David Auburn
Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Kate Bosworth, Alessandro Nivola
Full of It (2007)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A young kid is forced to live out the lies he told to become popular.

Director: Christian Charles
Stars: Ryan Pinkston, Kate Mara, Teri Polo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Miranda Spear
...
Charlie
...
Jimmy - Doorman
...
Diane Lodder
...
Professor Tisch
Alicia Van Couvering ...
Daphne Tisch
...
Stanley Grubman
...
Paul Butler ...
Professor Sherman
Michael Connors ...
Man in Bar (as Michael W. Connors)
Theo Kogan ...
Woman in Bar
...
Phil
Hope Chernov ...
Samantha Steadman
...
Jean
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

love | friend | best friend | boy | french | See All (65) »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

7 November 2002 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Alle lieben Oscar  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$2,882,062 (USA) (17 January 2003)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was criticized at the Sundance Festival for its poor technical quality. It was shot on video and suffered from blown out backgrounds, inconsistent color, poor night shots, etc. See more »

Goofs

When Oscar and Charlie are riding in the car, the scenery outside Charlie's window moves twice as fast as the scenery outside Oscar's window. See more »

Quotes

Oscar: You didn't happen to tell anyone about what happened last night, did you?
Diane: Would it matter if I had? You're a grown up
[pauses to light cigarette]
Diane: or close enough.
See more »

Crazy Credits

Thanks to Alyssa & Lori at Dollar Rent-a-Car ... Tony, Alicia and the folks at Saturn/Tri-State ... Doug and Tony Jr. at Tamberelli Video. See more »

Connections

References Candide (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Moonlit Temple
(1982)
Written by Naresh Sohal
Performed by Naresh Sohal
Courtesy of Opus One
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Charming light comedy never takes itself seriously...
13 March 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

With subject matter that many might consider offensive (fifteen year-old boy in love with his step-mother and seduced by older woman), TADPOLE manages to be a charming, witty light comedy with a sensitive look at a controversial theme--a coming-of-age story with heart.

And its hero, a sophisticated fifteen year-old played by a twenty-five year-old actor (AARON STANFORD), is a natural in the title role, completely convincing as the impressionable youth living with his step-mother (SIGOURNEY WEAVER) and father (JOHN RITTER) in a fancy New York City apartment. Ritter plays the busy working father in one of his rare serious roles and is excellent, as is Weaver as the woman who discovers that her son has been having an affair with her best friend (BEBE NEUWIRTH). Neuwirth makes the most of her sly comic scenes as a temptress who awakens hormones in the teen-ager. A restaurant scene with the boy and his parents is a highlight of the story, where her deceptive conduct is exposed by Ritter's observation of an indiscretion in a mirrored image.

Witty and humorous, never taking itself seriously, it's an amiable tale told with deft touches and it moves briskly under Gary Winick's nimble direction with some nice glimpses of Manhattan's upper east side.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why 15? niquems
25 year old plays 15 year old? mei_ling0215
Quote sources? ddrinnan
Aaron's acting was great! KC_1
Dig Vid mcguffin_smithee
Tadpole(2002)soundtrack mimi-54
Discuss Tadpole (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?