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

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: August 7, 1998
DVD 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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