By William Stevenson
Updated March 17, 2020 at 03:00 AM EDT

Pumpkin

B-
type
  • Movie
genre

A brazenly anti-PC comedy, Pumpkin induces as many squirms as it does laughs. Ricci plays Carolyn McDuffy, whose idyllic senior year at a preppy California college unravels after she falls in love with the mentally impaired Pumpkin (Hank Harris), a ”challenged athlete” she mentors. The script by Adam Larson Broder (who directed the film with Tony R. Abrams) gleefully satirizes smug sorority life but turns heavy-handed in its critique of conformity. Fortunately, Ricci’s performance as a sheltered suburban blonde is pitch-perfect.

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Pumpkin

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 118 minutes
director
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