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Tadpole (2000)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 23 August 2002 (USA)
Coming-of-age story about a 15-year-old boy, Oscar, who falls in love with his stepmother, Eve.

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Diane Lodder
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Professor Tisch
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Daphne Tisch
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Stanley Grubman
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Professor Sherman
Michael Connors ...
Man in Bar (as Michael W. Connors)
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Phil
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Samantha Steadman
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Jean
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Storyline

Beautiful, sophisticated women are all over Oscar Grubman. He is sensitive and compassionate, speaks French fluently, is passionate about Voltaire, and thinks the feature that tells the most about a woman is her hands. On the train home from Chauncey Academy for the Thanksgiving weekend, Oscar confides in his best friend that he has plans for this vacation--he will win the heart of his true love. But there is one major problem--Oscar's true love is his stepmother Eve. Oscar is certain that he could be a better mate to Eve than his work-obsessed father. He fails to win Eve's heart and is consequently dejected. Oscar's path to his true love is further crossed by Diane, Eve's best friend who, one night while wearing Eve's borrowed perfumed scarf, offers him temporary comfort in an unconventional tryst. For Diane, Oscar fills a void in her life. For Oscar, Diane is somewhat of a distraction, as his continued pursuit of Eve leads to an unexpected resolution. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Everyone says he should date girls his own age. Oscar respectfully disagrees. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, mature thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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23 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Um Jovem Sedutor  »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$80,682 (USA) (19 July 2002)

Gross:

$2,882,062 (USA) (17 January 2003)
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During various unused takes, local residents Jerry Seinfeld, Joel Coen, and Frances McDormand happened to wander through the frame. See more »

Goofs

When Oscar helps Eve wash the dishes, before he kisses her, the bowls on the shelf in front of them change, (the rice bowls on the left front) change to behind the saucers. See more »

Quotes

Oscar: Hey Jimmy.
Jimmy: Hi Tadpole. Back for Thanksgiving?
Oscar: That's right.
Jimmy: What happened to your hair?
Oscar: I combed it.
Jimmy: Oh. I don't like it.
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For Bill Nisselson See more »

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References Candide (1960) See more »

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Changes
(1971)
Written by David Bowie
Performed by David Bowie
Courtesy of RZO Music
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Feeling Sublime
18 January 2003 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

I definitely liked this film. I am not basing this off of any sort of critical analysis of cinematography or directing or whatnot, except for the fact that I liked it, so I do think the acting was good. I am basing this off of the fact that when I left the theater, I felt good. The end was realistic, the movie wasn't fluff, and I felt content. I don't know when a movie has made me feel this good, but it hasn't been since, certainly. Also, being a fan of New York City and that it was filmed and set there adds to my enjoyment. It was smart, witty, and if I may say so, I find Aaron Stanford to be quite attractive. It wasn't particularly deep, but who cares, it was light and great. If you have seen Lovely and Amazing or Good Girl, you know that these two movies are about older women who have affairs with younger men. Same with this one, however, those two, as realistic as they are, are not light hearted. So yes I enjoyed this movie, the other two mentioned are also good, just don't leave one feeling sublime.


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