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  • Summary: A satirical comedy about a college sorority girl (Ricci) who finds herself drawn into a relationship with a young disabled man (Harris).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 24
  2. Negative: 5 out of 24
  1. 88
    Is alive, and takes chances, and uses the wicked blade of satire in order to show up the complacent political correctness of other movies in its campus genre.
  2. An odd and oddly endearing romantic black comedy.
  3. Reviewed by: Chris Jones
    63
    Wildly uneven but nonetheless intriguing and funny.
  4. 50
    The film doesn't seem to know how it feels, much less how others are supposed to feel about it.
  5. 40
    Off sorority row, the movie goes flat for increasingly long stretches, with the filmmakers displaying so little understanding of or genuine feeling for the mentally challenged that they never advance past stutter-and-stumble humor.
  6. 40
    The satire is broad and easy, while the romance is thoroughly unconvincing.
  7. An amazing film amazingly tasteless, tin-eared and awkward, but amazing all the same. Anyone with a predilection for bad movies might want to see it, if only in an inspecting-the-wreckage spirit, since because movies this misguided come but once or twice a year.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. ScottC.
    Mar 2, 2007
    10
    Maybe this is my new favorite movie. Only time will tell. I haven't seen a movie this compassionate, fascinating, and so emotionally Maybe this is my new favorite movie. Only time will tell. I haven't seen a movie this compassionate, fascinating, and so emotionally powerful in a long time, though. In watching it, I was reminded of a quote by Pauline Kael, who said she could tell immediately whether she and someone could potentially be friends based on the movies the person liked. If you don't like this movie, it doesn't mean something's wrong with you. It just means you and I could never be friends, because this movie was a piece of work, borne straight out of the heart, and most likely if you don't like it, it's because you can't personally identify with the events described. It's the most hopeful movie I've seen in years. Expand
  2. May 29, 2012
    5
    A strange movie, that mixes satire and moralistic drama. In it's satire it works quite well, similar in tone to Wet Hot American Summer. ButA strange movie, that mixes satire and moralistic drama. In it's satire it works quite well, similar in tone to Wet Hot American Summer. But it then also has the dramatic, emotional romance that it tries to mix into the rest of the film. Sometimes the balance works great, but others it just spoils the tone. It's as if American Psycho and Pride and Prejudice were edited together. I feel like it compares a lot to the movie Saved, which came out a couple of years after Pumpkin. I feel works a lot better, it mixes comedy with romantic drama a lot more fluently in a similar elitist-school setting, and I just wish Pumpkin didn't have to be quite so heavy-handed in it's moralistic journey. Expand

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