B- Sound B+
starring Christina Ricci, Hank Harris, Brenda Blethyn, Dominique Swain
screenplay by Adam Larson Broder
directed by Adam Larson Broder and Tony R. Abrams
by Walter Chaw The best and only successful joke of Adam Larson Broder and Tony R. Abrams's unspeakably bad Pumpkin is borrowed from another Christina Ricci film: the last primp that she performs on herself in Don Roos's The Opposite of Sex is a quick pinch of her nipples to bring them into sharper relief; that's pretty funny, and in Pumpkin, Ms. Ricci's nipples in various sorority sweaters are an Anne Heche-ian running gag never commented upon. It's fitting, I guess, that the one thing that works about this film is probably unintentional and derivative besides.