By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated March 17, 2020 at 03:07 AM EDT
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Tadpole

B+
type
  • Movie

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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Tadpole

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • PG-13
runtime
  • 77 minutes
director
  • Gary Winick

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