Lisa Schwarzbaum
August 02, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Tadpole

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
77 minutes
Limited Release Date
07/19/02
performer
John Ritter, Aaron Stanford, Sigourney Weaver, Robert Iler, Bebe Neuwirth, Ron Rifkin
director
Gary Winick
distributor
Miramax
author
Heather McGowan, Niels Mueller
genre
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B+

While a hypersophisticated 15-year-old Manhattan prep schooler harbors a crush on his stepmother (Sigourney Weaver), the stepmom’s swinging, single best friend (wickedly funny Bebe Neuwirth) reaps unexpected benefits a la Mrs. Robinson. This ingratiating romantic coming-of-age comedy is easy, rather than astonishing, and the territory owes a steep debt to Rushmore. But the mood is courtly, the performances superb, the made-in-New York City details zingy — and that ain’t chopped liver.

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