Tadpole mini movie review – 7/10

★★★★★ ★★☆☆☆

Tackles the teen crush on an older woman, specifically a stepmother, with enough honesty, normalcy and insight to make this an interesting movie and doesn’t forget to be entertaining and well-paced. It never becomes pretentious (despite quoting from Voltaire throughout) and doesn’t outstay its welcome. Newcomer Aaron Stanford does well in the lead role. Poor picture quality (the movie was shot on video in a couple of weeks) doesn’t negatively affect the movie, especially now that it will only be shown on television.

Description
15-year-old Oscar Grubman has found his perfect woman but the intelligent, attractive, mature woman with great hands he has fallen for is his stepmother Eve. Still, true love cannot be ignored and he prepares to reveal his true feelings on a trip home from college.

People credits
• Director: Gary Winick
◦ Sigourney Weaver: Eve Grubman
◦ John Ritter: Stanley Grubman
◦ Bebe Neuwirth: Diane
◦ Robert Iler: Charlie
◦ Aaron Stanford: Oscar Grubman
• Writer: Heather McGowan
• Writer: Niels Mueller
• Writer (Story): Heather McGowan
• Writer (Story): Niels Mueller
• Writer (Story): Gary Winick
• Producer: Gary Winick

Content
Sexual swear words, adult dialogue. Subject – under-age sex, paedophilia. Mild sexuality
Classified 15 by BBFC. Suitable only for persons of 15 years and over.

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