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‘Mister’ preem is for the ages

Surprise! Older man goes for younger girl

HOLLYWOOD — Though Albert Brooks has been told “My First Mister,” with its friendship between Leelee Sobieski playing a 17-year-old girl and Brooks as the much older man, “is a May-December romance movie,” the star disagrees.

“She may be May, but I’m Halloween at best,” said Brooks at the Oct. 2 party at Rebecca’s following the pic’s Monica Theater preem.

Director Christine Lahti said the age factor “was just another huge difference making it the most unlikely of friendships.” The helmer said the key point was “the thin line between comedy and tragedy — to be emotional without being maudlin.”

Par Classics co-topper David Dinerstein said he was thrilled at the “leap” Lahti made to being a helmer. “She’s an intelligent, insightful filmmaker with a real understanding of actors.”

Among those having a look at the film were co-stars Desmond Harrington and Mary Kay Place; screenwriter Jill Franklyn; and guests Keith Addis, Scott Caan, Colleen Camp, Sally Field, Rob Friedman with Shari Bernstein, Teri Garr, Jeff Goldblum, Mark Harmon, Goldie Hawn, Toni Howard, Jonathan McHugh, Rob Reiner, Tommy Schlamme, Arnold Schwarzenegger with Maria Shriver, Tracey Ullman and Alfre Woodard.

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