Paramount Classics | Release Date: October 12, 2001 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
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Mixed or average reviews based on 27 Critics
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75
Risks seeming too earnestly therapeutic for its own good. But what makes My First Mister a successful feature directing debut for Lahti is the emotional veracity it summons.
75
Offers something rare for a modern movie: an uncynical depiction of the redemptive power of human relationships.
63
It's a real shame the film gets mushy at the end. The result is an all too conventional ending on a film that should have been much better.