Pumpkin (2002) - Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A sorority girl finds her life falling apart after she develops romantic feelings for a mentally-challenged man.

IMDB: 6.2
Director: Anthony Abrams
Stars: Christina Ricci, Hank Harris
Length: 113 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 39 out of 177 found boring (22.03%)

One-line Reviews (73)

This is the worst movie I have seen, and I'm a big movie buff.

Descends into silliness and boredom towards the end.

Swain is going nowhere, and here only gets by because her character is clueless about who she is and controlling her body.

Overall, the movie was entertaining.

All in all, the weakness in this movie comes from the direction(being done by two individuals, maybe this was part of the problem) but the players, especially Ricci & Harris, rise above it to make a meaningful drama about societies confusion towards the challenged individual and the rift that is there between them and the rest of society.

The humor is very dry and sarcastic in tone and their really isn't any laugh out loud scenes although I did chuckle at Ricci's poem "Ode to Pasadena".

The characters were unbelievable, the story insipid, the resolution trite and predicatable...

It is still really stupid, and doesn't quite work, but again, I can at least give them points for entertaining us with something that makes you go "What?

2nd Worst Movie Ever .

Pumpkin is a visually stunning and attractive movie.

Worst movie I've ever seen...

A nice suttle tweak at the end gives us the impression that her confusion will continue, even though the viewers get to have their wanted happy ending.

The direction is erratic, and the tone of the film changes from scene to scene, yet it is certainly unpredictable and the cast is game.

The direction is simple but fast paced.

I'm all for complexity, but Pumpkin falls into the realm of the merely confusing.

How a sorority queen fell back on earth, in the arms of an outcast and unexpected prince.

I found the film to be very flat and pointless.

It has to be the worst movie I have ever seen.

Worth the time to dissect and relatively enjoyable, Pumpkin is one film that failed to reach its potential.

This film had some potential to begin with, but ultimately I wouldn't waste your time with this one.

This is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

and when they are as entertaining as Pumpkin that makes it all worthwhile.

All this works better in "Pumpkin,' because of its unifying plot, which is half offbeat love story and half coming of age story, than it does in the directionless 'Lovely and Amazing.

what a waste of money.

Don't waste your time.

Don't waste your time with this movie.

Cultural Marxist propaganda .

There is also trite dialogue, horrible acting, scenes that don't make any sense, and a predictable ending.

It was enjoyable to watch, and as always, Christina Ricci was great.

When a movie is supposed to be confusing and laughable, it gives us the worst of both worlds.

But a sick and twisted and ultimately boring rerun.

If the object was to make a predictable, lovable film, well, we've all been had to the bone.

A Plotless and Shallow Barfbag of Caricatures .

It seemed to start out as a sort-of bad teen-age formula movie, but became increasingly engaging, and odd, as the plot progressed.

Worst Movie Ever .

At one point the athletic boyfriend fights the disabled male, and the result and aftermath are predictable and not realistic.

Writer, director, producers, and actors never hit the right tone, are never on the same page, and make one confusing mess of a movie.

Webster's New World Dictionary defines the word ‘retarded' as: 'slow or delayed in development, esp mentally.

By far the worst movie I've ever seen.

She can be tender, naive, bitchy, but also can demonstrate she is in pain, or that she can be blinded by love or confusion.

" At first repulsed by his presence, she finds herself becoming increasingly attracted to his soul, his physical form notwithstanding, but their budding affinity alienates their trite friends and families.

There's no plot.

Save your money and go see a film like Elephant Man which actually has some heart behind it because this seems like it is nothing more than someone's idea of a sick joke.

This film also has one of the worst soundtracks I have heard in a long while, the music just drones on and ruins every scene it is in.

Others in her life, including one of her teachers, and eventually even her boyfriend, take her to task for having an empty mind, concerned with nothing more than her "social" status.

Please don't waste your time with this movie.

This movie was a predictable piece of garbage.

Most Hollywood movies follow a predictable trajectory; this one took a few brilliant turns and it took some risks.

So in the ending the things get more confusing...

It was contrived.

Each girl is assigned to someone who is mentally slow.

Oh holy Jesus, this was quite possibly the worst movie ever made.

The films humor is very dry and repetitive and even though I'm a fan of Ricci, she can't save this misfire.

But it might be worth watching on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Caroline is a somewhat empty sorority girl, with a somewhat shallow mother.

This film was so enjoyable, it reminded me of films like `Revenge Of The Nerds', `Election' and the terrific `Ray Bradbury's The Wonderful Ice-Cream Suit'.

This could possible be the worst movie I have ever seen!

I strongly recommend that viewers watch a different movie, save your money.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Although it made me laugh in some places, I felt it was way too drawn out.

It is difficult to list each and every way this was an utter waste of time, even as it was on in the background on a cable channel that is paid for no matter what it shows.

The theme of non-conformity can be a cliché in its own right, as this ham-fisted movie aptly demonstrates.

This constant jumping between extremely comic and touching moments made the movie enjoyable and justified its length.

Trying to be edgy, but coming off as tasteless and -- worst of all -- boring.

This was quite possibly, no, absolutely, the worst movie I've ever seen.

Mostly it just seems disjointed and a bit depressing.


I found the film to be 2 dimensional and pointless .

Pumpkin (2003)"Pumpkin" is one of those independent-like films that are different from other movies, but nonetheless enjoyable.

A movie with a bad ending like this one is kind of like trying Pepsi One: The concept is intriguing, and at first it doesn't seem half-bad.

Suspenseful music plays several times in the film in places that I don't feel require it.

With in the course of two hours (or however long and drawn-out this film was)virtually all the characters were completely inconsistent with what their character was supposed to be.

I'd tell you what my wife thought of it, but she bailed out at the halfway point - realizing that doing the dishes was far more entertaining than watching this film.