Directed by Gary Winick

Winner of the Best Director award at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, TADPOLE is a coming of-age tale about a suave, erudite teen, ‘a 40-year-old trapped in a 15-year-old’s body’ as one character describes him. Shades of THE GRADUATE and especially RUSHMORE in the portrait of Oscar Grubman (Stanford, recently seen in THE 25TH HOUR), a Manhattan-based, French-speaking private school student with two obsessions: Voltaire and older women. The former he assuages through constant quotations of pearls of the French author’s wisdom. The latter is more problematic as the object of his infatuation is his cardiologist stepmother Eve (Weaver). Shot on DV, TADPOLE is the spawn of all-digital production house InDigEnt, also producers of TAPE and PERSONAL VELOCITY.“Winick and the committed cast turn potentially tasteless subject matter into a deliciously potent brew that leaves you squirming with delight rather than discomfort.” Raindance Film Festival, London

78 minutes

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