Un amour de jeunesse (Goodbye First Love)
Un amour de jeunesse (Goodbye First Love) (2012)

Fifteen-year-old Camille (Lola Créton) is a serious, intensely focused girl who has fallen in love with cheerful Sullivan (Sebastian Urzendowsky), an older boy who reciprocates her feelings, mostly, but wants to be free to explore the… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 25, 2012
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

"Goodbye First Love" is fascinating.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Goodbye First Love" is like a postcard from a lost Eden, a painfully pure oasis where we're not allowed to linger.

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Clint O'Connor
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Love hurts. Especially when you're 15.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Hansen-Løve films with an eye toward discovering and rediscovering these characters in pure moments of simple, poignant humanity - wading in a river, clambering over rocks.

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Stanley Kauffmann
The New Republic

Writer-director, Mia Hansen-Løve, whose third feature this is, has addressed her subject with complete emotional confidence.

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Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

I can respect the director for the effort, but it felt too much like a self important student film.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Goodbye First Love" is a very lifelike film in the sense that life does not often imitate entertainment.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

This is an easy movie to spoil. It's rather plotless. But things happen in precisely the way that life happens.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The first half, with its woozy romanticism, is spectacular, but it begins to lose its way.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
Hansen-Løve is a very talented director who knows how to tell a simple yet poignant story in a way that always rings true and real, and it relies on a beautiful… More
hawk ledge
Delightful take on innocence and newly discovered feelings, fine performances from the leads.
Mike S
"Coup de foudre", which literally means "thunderbolt", is a beautiful French expression for love at first sight. And if there's… More
Walter M.
"Goodbye First Love" starts with Sullivan(Sebastian Urzendowsky) going on a condom run, while his girlfriend Camille(Lola Creton) patiently waits for… More