First Love, Last Rites
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First Love, Last Rites
Jesse Peretz made his directorial debut with this intimate romantic drama adapted from a short story by Ian McEwan, switching McEwan's setting from an industrial English seaside town to the Louisiana bayou. Joey (Giovanni Ribisi) and Sissel (Natasha Gregson Wagner) live in a drab house on stilts, along with Sissel's lonely younger brother Adrian (Eli Marienthal). After Sissel introduces Joey to her father, Vietnam-vet Henry (Robert John Burke), the two men form a business catching eels. However, mistrust, anxieties, and arguments threaten the love Joey and Sissel share, and they begin… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

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"Jesse Peretz's feature directing debut is a dull portrait of an idyllic first love between two misfits."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"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."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Watching the film is an experience more akin to being trapped in a dying relationship: lifeless, painful and unbearably dull."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
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