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Mini's First Time (2006)

A rebellious girl hooks up with an escort agency, where her stepfather is a client.

Director:

Nick Guthe

Writer:

Nick Guthe

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alec Baldwin ... Martin
Nikki Reed ... Mini
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Diane / Mini's mother
Jeff Goldblum ... Mike Rudell
Luke Wilson ... John / detective
Svetlana Metkina ... Jelena
Sprague Grayden ... Kayla
Artie Baxter ... Troy
Rick Fox ... Fabrizio
Michael Laskin ... Irv Flachsman
Joe Egender ... Jimmy
Orlando Seale ... Carlos
Jerry Giles Jerry Giles ... Promise Keeper
Jean St. James ... Helga Hauptführer / main guide
David Shatraw David Shatraw ... Husband #1
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Storyline

Desperate to be free from her drunken, unloving mother Diane, the beautiful, scheming young Mini seduces her stepfather Martin and soon convinces him to join her in a sadistic scheme to have Diane declared insane. But their conspiracy soon escalates to murder and when John Garson, a young detective starts investigating, Martin and Mini begin to turn on each other. Written by achinn

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Taglines:

Sex. Murder. Blackmail. There's a first time for everything.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language, drug use and a scene of violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 2007 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Sex, Lies & Murder See more »

Filming Locations:

Calabasas, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,828, 16 July 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$48,913, 15 October 2006
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was shot in 28 days. Director stated that they shot 4-5 pages a day. See more »

Quotes

Mini: Follow your heart and don't question it, no matter where it tells you to go... It will open up a world of experiences you can't even imagine.
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Crazy Credits

At 21:06 minutes into the movie where there is no dialog "Peggy from Hays, Kansas" appears in the English subtitles. See more »

Connections

References The Seven Year Itch (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

Dare To Love
Written by Roger Raskin and Logan Raskin
Performed by Roger Raskin and Logan Raskin as The Raskins
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Black Humor Strikes Again.
24 September 2006 | by IRateFilmsSee all my reviews

Mini's First Time is not the first time this film has been made and released with a target audience in mind. Mini's First Time, starring Alec Baldwin, Nikki Reed, Jeff Goldblum and Carrie-Ann Moss rehashes the same old dark humor American Beauty made mainstream. Equipped with almost an identical soundtrack as American Beauty, Mini tries too hard to be cool. Other than the excellent performances by both Baldwin and Moss, the film is bereft of any originality and seems to take itself to seriously for its own good. Nikki Reed, although young and annoying at first becomes more and more bearable as the film progresses, and towards the end is actually acceptable. Playing the young femme fatale, Reed lends her sexuality and small amount of talent to the screen, whilst simultaneously captivating my attention with her eyes. Goldblum plays the same character he's been playing the last few years, straight out of Igby Goes Down, complete with the riches and lust for infidelity. This film does portray the rich of the Hollywood hills very well, so well that after 10 minutes or so you feel like part of the group (morning drinking, promiscuity, and infidelity). These attributes have become so mainstream in todays wealthy, dark humor, family films that it does not seem to affect me anymore like it did the first time I sat down to watch Less Than Zero or American Beauty. The film does have an edgy direction, and sometimes interesting cinematography. Unfortunately the amateur narration, by Reed, takes away from some of the realism and leaves the film feeling dull at times. Of course, not all of the film is backwash, and the director Nick Guthe does show promise in his search for something original. Unfortunately Guthe did take the risk of being cliché, and with all intents and purposes hit the nail right on the target.


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