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Based on 27 Reviews
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  • 25
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    A coming-of-age story that gets it all wrong. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The harder this film tries to be quirky and edgy, the more it feels like a run-of-the mill TV movie. show more

  • 50
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    My First Mister, which was written by Jill Franklyn, watches Jennifer with lively interest, but rarely pierces the mysteries of her soul. show more

  • 88
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    A human-scale comedy that reaches across generations to tickle, connect and embrace. show more

  • 38
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    Drifts from goofy situation comedy to pop culture parody to a last-act load of sentiment that would sink a trash barge. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    About reaching out, about seeing the other person, about having something to say and being able to listen. So what if the ending is in autopilot? At least it's a flight worth taking. show more

  • 75
    Loren King Chicago Tribune

    Offers something rare for a modern movie: an uncynical depiction of the redemptive power of human relationships. show more

  • 75
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    While My First Mister has considerable charm, it suffers somewhat from comparison with "Ghost World." show more

  • 75
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Risks seeming too earnestly therapeutic for its own good. But what makes My First Mister a successful feature directing debut for Lahti is the emotional veracity it summons. show more

  • 63
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    It's a real shame the film gets mushy at the end. The result is an all too conventional ending on a film that should have been much better. show more

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