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
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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.