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My First Mister (2001)

A 17-year-old girl has a troubled relationship with a 49-year-old man.

Director:

Christine Lahti

Writer:

Jill Franklyn
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutanya Alda ... Woman at Apartment
Natasha Braisewell Natasha Braisewell ... Girl in Vintage
Albert Brooks ... Randall - 'R'
Henry Brown ... Jack Taylor - Salesman
Gary Bullock ... Mr. Smithman
Kevin Cooney ... Doctor
Nic Costa ... Blaine - Surfer Boy
William Forward ... Customer
John Goodman ... Benjamin
Desmond Harrington ... Randy
Shawn Huff ... Woman at R's Store
Carol Kane ... Mrs. Benson
Michael McKean ... Bob
Chadwick Palmatier Chadwick Palmatier ... Manager
Pauley Perrette ... Bebe
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Storyline

Jennifer does not fit in. A total misfit, she's as wacky as a teenager can be. Goth-ed out with multiple piercings, tattoos, and dyed hair, she listens to strange music, watches vintage TV, eats primarily chocolate, and self injures. But now high school is over and she needs a job. Can she possibly have anything in common with the overweight middle-aged man in the haberdashery window? He gives her a job, not to mention a real friendship. Written by Martin Lewison <milst1@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

Meet the new odd couple. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Michael McKean and 'Christine Lahti' worked together before. They were in rehearsals for a partly-improvised comedy film titled "Kiss the Bride." The project never came to the silver screen. It would have been directed by Bob Balaban. See more »

Goofs

Reflected in the glass of the VW Beetle as it's being towed by the pickup truck. See more »

Quotes

Randall ("R"): [on his deathbead] I want you to go to college. It's really important, okay?
Randy Harris, Jr.: Did you?
Randall ("R"): Yes.
Randy Harris, Jr.: What did you learn?
Randall ("R"): Give me a second, I'll think of it.
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Connections

References Sybil (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

I Enjoy Being a Girl
(1958)
Written by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Used by permission of RNH
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User Reviews

 
first hour is highly enjoyable
29 April 2002 | by DaveZSee all my reviews

I think the first hour of this film is the most enjoyable thing I've seen in a long time. Great plot, characters and acting. Sobieski and Brooks make their characters real people, not stereotypes.

The last 45 minutes are a little melodramatic for my tastes, but by that time I was so invested in the characters, I stuck with the film. The ending is a little ambiguous, which seems much more plausible than a typical "Hollywood ending".


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Details

Official Sites:

Paramount Classics

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My First Mister See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,456, 14 October 2001

Gross USA:

$568,762

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$595,005
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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