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Tadpole (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 23 August 2002 (USA)
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Coming-of-age story about a suave 15-year-old prep school student who falls in love with his stepmother. When her best friend responds to his advances, he suddenly finds himself in way over his head.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Oscar Grubman
... Miranda Spear
... Charlie
... Jimmy - Doorman
... Diane Lodder
... Professor Tisch
Alicia Van Couvering ... Daphne Tisch
... Stanley Grubman
... Eve 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
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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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This summer, innocence is taking a vacation. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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

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23 August 2002 (USA)  »

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Um Jovem Sedutor  »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,682, 21 July 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$2,882,062, 19 January 2003
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Trivia

During various unused takes, local residents Jerry Seinfeld, Joel Coen, and Frances McDormand happened to wander through the frame. 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

Diane: Oscar and I...
Oscar: Both speak French!
Diane: Oscar and I... are lovers.
Eve: What?
Oscar: What? Are you drunk?
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits break apart during Oscar's train ride to New York. See more »

Connections

References The Graduate (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Changes
(1971)
Written by David Bowie
Performed by David Bowie
Courtesy of RZO Music
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Great! Best so far of 2002!
1 September 2002 | by 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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