First Love, Last Rites
First Love, Last Rites (1998)

In this intimate romantic drama, Joey and Sissel live in the Louisiana bayou along with Sissel's brother Adrian. After Sissel introduces Joey to her father, the two men form a business catching eels. However, mistrust, anxieties, and… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: February 16, 1999
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Emanuel Levy

Jesse Peretz's feature directing debut is a dull portrait of an idyllic first love between two misfits.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Doesn't seem destined for box office success, but it's an impressive first film, and one I found myself thinking about for days afterward.

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Ethan Alter
Film Journal International

Watching the film is an experience more akin to being trapped in a dying relationship: lifeless, painful and unbearably dull.

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