Adam Larson and Tony R. Abrams' directorial debut Pumpkin is an unconventional love story. College senior Carolyn McDuffy (Christina Ricci) agrees to coach handicapped athletes from a local town in order to help her sorority win an award. She and her sorority sister Jeanine (Dominique Swain) are put off by the activity. Carolyn's discomfort begins to dissipate after meeting Pumpkin Romanoff (Hank Harris), a young man in a wheelchair who has dreams of competing in the shot put. Slowly, Carolyn falls in love with Pumpkin, sending her into conflict with her boyfriend Kent (Sam Ball), her sisters, and Pumpkin's mother (Brenda Blethyn). This film was screened at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi
Pumpkin is either the best movie ever or the worst movie ever. I believe it was made to be neither, but rather to be the most controversial movie ever. That's one good reason that everybody should see it, but remember I warned you. It won't bore you at any rate. Just for the record I am solidly on the thumbs-up side.
This movie was a disappointment to me. Ricci plays this well to do girl who, takes part in a program mentoring a mentally challenged boy in sports and winds up not only becoming fond of him, winds up taking him to bed. Too much. Just not credible. I wound up stopping the movie before it ended.
i've never written a review before, but i absolutely hate it when unintelligent people leave reviews (um, yeah, you sarah). sorry, maybe i'm just going a little too far by assuming you're stupid since you've misspelled very common words. so anyway, i don't have much to say besides that and also that the movie is very cute, unique, and raises questions about stereotypes. it got a little slow towards the end, but definitely makes you think throughout and afterwards.
My sister and I rented this and we sat there amazed. It was truely a horrible movie. The plot was just so wrong, so very very wrong! And the acting, simply God awful! We kept watching, but it only got worse. If I can just save one person from loosing almost 2 hours of your life, I have done a noble thing. If you don't believe me then rent it, but I warned you.
I thought that this would be a great movie, the story sounded so nice, how wrong I was. They made this movie about a whiny girl who falls in love with an extremely sheltered mentally challenged boy. Which was bad enough, but then at the end she acts as if she's just discovered that he's mentally challenged and realizes she's made a huge mistake.
DO NOT WATCH THIS MOVIE! IT WAS TERRIBLE!
A good little film that loses it's direction here and there; but over-all well stated point of view on life down to the last line of the film, "is it real or is it a metaphor?" The same can be said for the movie and I think the director leaves it up to the viewer Ricci plays a sorority girl from a wealthy family that risks losing her family, sorority life and seemingly perfect boyfriend when she falls in love with a young "retarted" man played by Hank Harris. Amy Adams as the domineering sorority house sister is spot on. Good performances all around in this strange little indy.