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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A human-scale comedy that reaches across generations to tickle, connect and embrace.
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75

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Risks seeming too earnestly therapeutic for its own good. But what makes My First Mister a successful feature directing debut for Lahti is...
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75

Chicago Tribune

By Loren King
Offers something rare for a modern movie: an uncynical depiction of the redemptive power of human relationships.
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75

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
While My First Mister has considerable charm, it suffers somewhat from comparison with "Ghost World."
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
My First Mister, which was written by Jill Franklyn, watches Jennifer with lively interest, but rarely pierces the mysteries of her soul.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The harder this film tries to be quirky and edgy, the more it feels like a run-of-the mill TV movie.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Brooks guards the movie from overheating in a surfeit of warmedy.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Drifts from goofy situation comedy to pop culture parody to a last-act load of sentiment that would sink a trash barge.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
A coming-of-age story that gets it all wrong.
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Rated R | For language and some sexual material