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First, Last and Deposit (2000)

Thirteen-year-old Tessa faces more than the usual tribulations of adolescence.

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Sara Wilcox ...
Christine
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Tessa
Don Margolin ...
Ronald
Alanna Learned ...
Zoe
Robin Alcorn ...
Courtney
Alison Coutts-Jordon ...
Gabby (as Alison Coutts-Jordan)
Glen Phillips ...
Jordan
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Zoe's Mom
Jason Hallows ...
Roy
Buddy Winston ...
Drama Teacher
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Ronald's Wife
Henny Jenson ...
Gabby's Mom
David Brainard ...
Gabby's Boyfriend (as David M. Brainard)
Daniel Revie ...
Tow Yard Guy
Jennifer A. Reinish ...
Woman In Market
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Thirteen-year-old Tessa faces more than the usual tribulations of adolescence.

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The music in First, Last and Deposit is by Glen Phillips of the band Toad The Wet Sprocket. Phillips also plays the part of Jordan (guy at the kiosk). See more »

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Worth it for the acting alone
14 November 2003 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

I discovered this movie 3 years after it's release on a local college station at 1 in the morning. Actually, it was the same night I write this as I was that impressed. At first, I really wasn't sure if I was watching a documentary or a scripted film, and I've seen enough movies and enough "mockumentaries" to tell the difference, but this movie was so realistic and so incredibly well-acted, it was hard to tell. 99% of the cast is excellent, and that includes many young actors who were so far advanced in their talents and so natural, I felt like a fly on the wall as a viewer.

A movie like this certainly has it's flaws, but with it's shoe-string budget, absence of a crew, and non-professional actors, it can be easily forgiven.

The film also introduces Jessica White, who gives possibly the best performance by a child actor I've ever seen. Even in awkward moments in the movie where the dialogue isn't so sharp or the scene not so smooth, she makes it work. It would be a travesty and injustice if she doesn't get work from this movie. This is an actor who needs to be discovered because she could be great.

I look forward to seeing more by the promising director Peter Hyoguchi. He has the potential to become one of the next good young directors. And if there's any justice in the world, Jessica White will be a star.


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