Format: DVDMultiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
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A clever tale of a young man infatuated with an older woman, featuring a brilliant comic performance by the wonderful Bebe Neuwirth. Tadpole is the childhood nickname of Oscar (Aaron Stanford), a precocious 15-year-old who disdains girls his own age and nurses an infatuation for his 40-something stepmother, Eve (Sigourney Weaver). But while home from school for Thanksgiving, Oscar gets drunk and falls in bed with Eve's best friend, Diane (Neuwirth), leading to a series of painfully funny scenes in which Oscar fears revelation while trying, desperately, to woo Eve. Tadpole isn't a great movie--the strong script is undercut by flat, unimaginative direction--but every scene with Neuwirth flares into high comedy. She doesn't even have to speak; a sardonic glance from Diane sends Oscar spinning into panic, and Neuwirth handles the part with delicious feline malice. Also featuring John Ritter as Oscar's academic father. --Bret Fetzer
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Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Studio: Miramax Home Entertainment
Actors: Sigourney Weaver John Ritter Bebe Neuwirth Aaron Stanford Kate Mara
Size: 7.5000" x 5.4000"
Weight: 0.2500 lbs.
Language: English, English