The First Time
The First Time (2012)

Dave, a high school senior, spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can't have. Aubrey, a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn't quite understand her or seem to care. Although they go to… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 12, 2013
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47%
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67%



Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

It's a hard movie to dislike. But try.

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Neil Genzlinger
New York Times

No gratuitous raunchiness here and only a few tired caricatures in a genre usually jammed with them.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

I'm going to give it a seven because of the two stars. They're so darned likable that they make the film's shortcomings seem unimportant.

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Mark Olsen
Los Angeles Times

There is much to like here, a sense of nuance and nonjudgmental emotional openness, yet Kasdan's teenage miniaturism never quite blooms.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Something of a wonder, a palm-size ball of banter and irony and earnestness that never stops rolling and almost never misses the sweet spots.

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Annlee Ellingson
Paste Magazine

For a film that's treading the same territory as American Pie, The First Time lends a bit of dignity to the first time.

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Sara Stewart
New York Post

[An] inoffensive but bland ode to the talky high school movies of John Hughes and Cameron Crowe.

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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York

Writer-director Jonathan Kasdan can't even bother to satisfy the buildup with a real moment of consummation (welcome to the fade to black) or believable postcoital complications.

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Robert Levin
amNewYork

when it comes to insight into being a teen in this day an age, or any of the other traits that set the best high school movies apart, The First Time comes up empty.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Very sweet movie, and one of the more realistic portrayals of young love I've ever seen on screen. It's not a movie where a lot happens, but the… More
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<b><i>The First Time</b></i> is an honest look at teenagers falling in love and having sex for the first time. The awkward before and… More
Walter M.
In "The First Time," Dave(Dylan O'Brien) is working up the nerve to tell his friend Jane(Victoria Justice) his true feelings about her when he… More