7.2/10
5,285
112 user 47 critic

My First Mister (2001)

A 17-year-old girl has a troubled relationship with a 49-year-old man.

Director:

Christine Lahti

Writer:

Jill Franklyn

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Prime Video

ON DISC
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Idol (2002)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Zao, a retired cook living alone in an apartment. His day-to-day life consists mostly of routine; he meets with a fellow retiree, waters his plants, etc. But his predictable lifestyle is ... See full summary »

Director: Samantha Lang
Stars: Leelee Sobieski, James Hong, Jean-Paul Roussillon
Lying (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A long weekend brings four women together in the countryside. Virtual strangers, the women are forced to navigate the depths of social interaction. On the surface all seems placid. But the atmosphere of calm is a facade.

Director: M. Blash
Stars: Chloë Sevigny, Jena Malone, Maya Goldsmith
The Fearing Mind (TV Series 2000)
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Bill Fearing, a famous writer of suspense thrillers, gets his ideas from things that happen in his family. When he gets an idea, the viewers enter his mind and see the gruesome events unfold.

Stars: Harry Van Gorkum, Susan Gibney, Katee Sackhoff
The Elder Son (2006)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A story of a Russian clarinetist living in Los Angeles, whose life changes when a young local car thief passes himself off as his long-lost son.

Director: Marius Balchunas
Stars: Shane West, Leelee Sobieski, Eric Balfour
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Albert Brooks directs himself as a successful film editor with far too many issues that affects the relationship between him and his remarkably patient girlfriend.

Director: Albert Brooks
Stars: Albert Brooks, Kathryn Harrold, Tyann Means
Heavens Fall (2006)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two young woman accuse nine black youths of rape in the segregated South.

Director: Terry Green
Stars: Timothy Hutton, David Strathairn, Leelee Sobieski
Fair Love (2009)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A middle aged man and a young college student fall into an unstoppable romance.

Director: Yeon-Shick Shin
Stars: Sung-Ki Ahn, Lee Hana, Yeon-jeong Heo
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

All Thomas wants is a normal adolescence but his autistic brother, Charlie, thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend, Jackie, accept his brother?

Director: Elissa Down
Stars: Rhys Wakefield, Luke Ford, Toni Collette
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

To improve its relations with Muslim countries, the United States government sends comedian Albert Brooks to south Asia to write a report on what makes followers of Islam laugh.

Director: Albert Brooks
Stars: Albert Brooks, Sheetal Sheth, John Carroll Lynch
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A history professor teaches at a women's college where his daughter is a student.

Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Marcia Gay Harden, Eric Ian Goldberg
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A father and daughter isolated on an island off the East Coast and living on a once-thriving commune grapple with the limits of family and sexuality.

Director: Rebecca Miller
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Catherine Keener, Camilla Belle
Amerikali Kiz (TV Movie 2018)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
Director: Sinan Çetin
Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Jeroen Krabbé, Rüzgar Çetin
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rutanya Alda ... Woman at Apartment
Natasha Braisewell Natasha Braisewell ... Girl in Vintage
Albert Brooks ... Randall - 'R'
Henry Brown ... Jack Taylor - Salesman
Gary Bullock ... Mr. Smithman
Kevin Cooney ... Doctor
Nic Costa ... Blaine - Surfer Boy
William Forward ... Customer
John Goodman ... Benjamin
Desmond Harrington ... Randy
Shawn Huff ... Woman at R's Store
Carol Kane ... Mrs. Benson
Michael McKean ... Bob
Chadwick Palmatier Chadwick Palmatier ... Manager
Pauley Perrette ... Bebe
Edit

Storyline

Jennifer does not fit in. A total misfit, she's as wacky as a teenager can be. Goth-ed out with multiple piercings, tattoos, and dyed hair, she listens to strange music, watches vintage TV, eats primarily chocolate, and self injures. But now high school is over and she needs a job. Can she possibly have anything in common with the overweight middle-aged man in the haberdashery window? He gives her a job, not to mention a real friendship. Written by Martin Lewison <milst1@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Mismatched. Misguided. Unmistakably friends. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexual material | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Paramount Classics

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Educando a J. See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$5,250,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,456, 14 October 2001

Gross USA:

$568,762

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$595,005
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Leelee Sobieski's character, Jennifer, has a number of facial piercings, and cartilage piercings in both ears, but does not have her earlobes pierced - to which a reference is made in the movie. At the time the movie was made, Leelee herself did not have pierced earlobes, as she did not have them done until 2006. Specially for her part in this movie, she did, however, have both nostrils, both eyebrows and her lip pierced, along with the cartilage of both ears. After filming was completed, she removed the piercings and allowed them to close up again, but kept the jewelry as a souvenir of the movie. See more »

Goofs

When J is talking to Randy from her car after first meeting him, the door is open from his point of view but closed from hers. See more »

Quotes

Jennifer ("J"): I'd like to propose a toast to all the special 'f' words - to friends, family, fate, forgiveness, and forever.
See more »

Connections

References Sybil (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Beautiful
(1998)
Performed by Joydrop
Written by Tara Slone, Tony Rabalao, Thomas Payne, Tom McKay (as Thomas McKay)
Used Courtesy of Tommy Boy Music
Publisher WB Music Corp o/b/o itself and I Ain't Talkin' Music (ASCAP)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
She-he, Spring-Autumn, cry-laugh
24 April 2002 | by =G=See all my reviews

A feel good weeper comedy/light-drama, "My First Mister" tells of the coming of age of a teenaged pin cushion goth female (Sobrieski) who's into self mutilation and talking to dead people and her platonic love affair with a middle aged conservative and phobic man (Brooks). In this flick about strange bedfellows and a Spring/Autumn relationship, Lahti turns the lens on the female character illuminating many of the insecurities which beset and befuddle teen females and proves once again on celluloid that love conquers all. As the film wears on it plateaus and becomes somewhat muddled by unnecessary quirky characters and an side plot about Brook's past in an apparent attempt to jerk the last tear and keep feel good moments coming. Nonetheless, rising star Sobrieski proves to be a capable and durable centerpiece for a film worth watching front to back.


16 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 112 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed