Tadpole The Upper East Side milieu of director Gary Winick's amusing indie Tadpole is reminiscent of Woody Allen movies. And Allen's personal life may well have… Tadpole The Upper East Side milieu of director Gary Winick's amusing indie Tadpole is reminiscent of Woody Allen movies. And Allen's personal life may well have…
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Tadpole (2003)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Robert Iler, Aaron Stanford, ... | PREPPY NATION Stanford and Iler go for a ride
PREPPY NATION Stanford and Iler go for a ride
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jan 21, 2003; Movie Rated: PG-13; Genres: Comedy, Drama; With: John Ritter, Aaron Stanford and Sigourney Weaver; Distributor: Miramax

The Upper East Side milieu of director Gary Winick's amusing indie Tadpole is reminiscent of Woody Allen movies. And Allen's personal life may well have influenced the plot, in which a teenager nicknamed Tadpole (Aaron Stanford) falls in love with a stepparent (Signourney Weaver). The twist is that the French-spouting preppy (who pals around with fellow preppy played by ''The Sopranos''' Rober Iler) hits it off with his stepmom's best friend (Bebe Neuwirth) instead. Many viewers will -- understandably -- be turned off by the idea of a middle-aged woman having a fling with a 15-year-old. But those who can get past such tawdry details will be rewarded with savvy hilarity and Neuwirth's funniest role since Lilith.

Originally posted Jan 21, 2003 Published in issue #692-693 Jan 24, 2003 Order article reprints
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