Jennifer (Leelee Sobieski) is a 17-year-old Goth with multiple face-piercings and a fondness for graveyards. Randall (Albert Brooks) is a middle-aged salesman with an obsessively tidy life and a fear of anything new. When these two opposites collide, the chain reaction sparks a life-altering meltdown for them both in this wickedly perceptive, critically acclaimed comedy from Academy Award®-winning director and actress Christine Lahti.* Desperate to escape the world of her infuriatingly cheery mother (Carol Kane) and mindless classmates, punk-rebel Jennifer impulsively applies for a job at Randall's conservative clothing store. Soon, an unlikely friendship blooms. But even as Randall attempts to show Jennifer the possibilities of her own future, Jennifer discovers the extraordinary secret haunting Randall's past. A wry, hilarious, powerfully emotional story of reaching out, making contact, and coping with the consequences. MY FIRST MISTER is an unforgettable film Leonard Maltin applauds as "Wonderful and unpredictable!"
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Ratings and Reviews
- Average 5.6/10
- Fresh 43
- Rotten 38
Critics Consensus: Though well-acted, My First Mister succumbs to contrived sentimentality in its last half.
Offbeat friendship is provocative, dark but sweet.
Cast & Crew
- © 2001 by Paramount Classics, a division of Paramount Pictures.
- English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
- Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.