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The First Time (2012)

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A shy senior and a down-to-earth junior fall in love over one weekend.

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Jonathan Kasdan

Writer:

Jonathan Kasdan
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Britt Robertson ... Aubrey Miller
Dylan O'Brien ... Dave Hodgman
Craig Roberts ... Simon Daldry
Joshua Malina ... Aubrey's Dad
James Frecheville ... Ronny
Christine Taylor ... Aubrey's Mom
Victoria Justice ... Jane Harmon
Lamarcus Tinker ... Big Corporation
Maggie Elizabeth Jones ... Stella
Halston Sage ... Brianna
Molly C. Quinn ... Erica #1 (as Molly Quinn)
Matthew Fahey ... Brendan Meltzer
Chase Levy ... Self
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One night at a friend's house party, a somewhat confident Dave meets a cool and artistic girl named Aubrey. She helps him with his romantic feelings for Jane. They talk about Dave's feelings, and he believes he should tell Jane how he feels. They soon get interrupted by the cops showing up, but decide to walk home together. As the weekend begins, the new friends start to hang out, as well as discuss their relationship... And their virginity. Dave becomes more and more interested in Aubrey, and she reciprocates. Even though she is involved with Roni (her soon to be ex), she has trouble denying her true feelings for Dave. There is one problem, however, Dave is going off to college in another city. Aubrey still has one year left of high school. Will they be able to handle a long distance relationship? Is their love strong enough? Or will Dave chose Jane, the girl of his dreams instead. Written by Jamie Paton

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Nervous is normal.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, partying, and language | See all certifications »

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Britt's character Aubrey is a junior in high school and Dylan's character David is a senior, but Robertson is actually a year older than O'Brien. See more »

Goofs

During Dave and Aubrey's first meeting when they are talking in the back alley at some point Dave sits down and you can see just the tip of his left foot in the narrow path.In the next scene when a guy with a skateboard comes out and uses this path you can see that both of his feet are in the path and he is forced to pull himself back. See more »

Quotes

Dave Hodgman: Jane, Janie, Lately I've been feeling like there's so much noise, ya know? uh so much static. all these voices competing for attention. teachers, parents, magazines. what's in, what's out, who's cool, who's not cool enough... and it's like all this shit gets so loud I feel like I cant even hear myself think. I just want to get in my car and drive... but then I see you, I see you across the hall leaning against your locker... in that jacket that you love so much... and the way you tuck your hair...
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Spoofs 2012 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

I Cannot Love You
Written by Michael Lerner
Performed by Telekinesis
Courtesy of Merge Records
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7 February 2014 | by alex239-545-53158See all my reviews

This was a passably interesting take on the high school movie. The characters felt real and had at least some depth, other than Dave's friends who felt shoehorned in for non-existent comedy. I thought the 'token black guy' was the thing of the past, but here he is again in a mostly silent, vaguely racist role as the friend and straight talking foil of the sensitive dreamy white kid. The 'English' friend was very awkward too, the accent was way off and the actor wooden.

Other than that, there wasn't anything offensive about the film. The dialogue was fairly smart and snappy, the acting was passable, the storyline was at least somewhat different.

I can't see anyone being passionate about the film, though, and that is the problem. Everything is just average, from the cinematography to the pacing to the plot. The attempts at being 'deep' and 'meaningful' such as the car wreck and the pretentious conversation felt shoehorned in. Essentially it is just a concise teen film that doesn't insult your intelligence but doesn't enthrall you either. There really isn't much to say about it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 2013 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

The First Time See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,061, 21 October 2012

Gross USA:

$22,836

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$92,654
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Color

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1.78 : 1
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