Tadpole (2002)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Coming-of-age story about a suave 15-year-old prep school student who falls in love with his stepmother. When her best friend responds to his advances, he suddenly finds himself in way over his head.




  • John Ritter and Aaron Stanford in Tadpole (2002)
  • Bebe Neuwirth and Aaron Stanford in Tadpole (2002)
  • Sigourney Weaver at an event for Tadpole (2002)
  • Bebe Neuwirth and Gary Winick in Tadpole (2002)
  • Aaron Stanford in Tadpole (2002)
  • Bebe Neuwirth and Aaron Stanford in Tadpole (2002)

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2 January 2015 | SnoopyStyle
| unfunny and not that compelling
Oscar Grubman (Aaron Stanford) is oddly sophisticated at 15. He idolizes Voltaire and is particular about women's hands. He is secretly in love with his stepmother Eve (Sigourney Weaver). He is back at home in NYC from Chauncey Academy for the Thanksgiving weekend. His father (John Ritter) is concerned. Eve's best friend Diane (Bebe Neuwirth) starts a sexual fling with him and tells all her girlfriends.

The kid is self-important and not very compelling. Also he doesn't really look 15 at all which takes away some of the tension. The movie is aiming to be a quirky indie except it's not funny. It's a little particular in its tone but not very interesting. The story is a teen in love with his 40 something stepmother. That could be interesting. This is a twenty something guy in love with Sigourney Weaver. Who isn't?

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Release Date:

23 August 2002


English, French

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

New York City, New York, USA

Box Office


$150,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$80,682 21 July 2002

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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