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The First Time Movie Review

18 October 2012 9:11 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: The First Time Director: Jon Kasdan (‘In the Land of Women’) Starring: Dylan O’Brien (TV’s ‘Teen Wolf’), Britt Robertson (TV’s ‘Life Unexpected,’ ‘The Secret Circle’), Victoria Justice (TV’s ‘Victorious,’ ‘Fun Size’) and Christine Taylor The most difficult aspect of high school isn’t necessarily the continuous studying to ensure acceptance into a great college; figuring out how to truly accept yourself, and finding someone who will love you and accept your vulnerabilities, is often a harder challenge. This is certainly the case with the two main characters, Dave Hodgman and Aubrey Miller, in the new romantic comedy-drama ‘The First Time.’ The instant connection between the two makes them realize they  [ Read More ]

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- Karen Benardello

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Interviews: The Director and Cast of The First Time

18 October 2012 | | See recent news »

The new indie romantic drama The First Time is the sophomore feature film from writer/director Jon Kasdan ( In the Land of Women ), pairing Britt Robertson ("The Secret Circle") and Dylan O'Brien ("Teen Wolf") as Aubrey and Dave, two high school seniors who, after meeting each another one night outside a party, slowly begin to form their first serious relationship. spoke with Kasdan, Robertson and O'Brien about their film's honest, open take on young love, a subject that Kasdan, the son of director Lawrence Kasdan, previously tackled as a writer on the short-lived but much-lauded "Freak and Geeks." Also starring Victoria Justice, James Frecheville, Craig Roberts, Joshua Malina, Halston Sage, Maggie Jones and Adam Sevani, The First »

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Today's Hot Trailer: Sundance Selection The First Time Finds Laughs and Love in Teen Romance

6 October 2012 4:00 AM, PDT | | See recent ReelzChannel news »

It's about, you know, falling in love or whatever

Unrequited love. Youth. Pool Parties. Such are a few of the tenets of the American teenage experience and the world that encompasses The First Time, the sophomore feature from director Jonathan Kasdan, whose first movie, In the Land of Women skyrocketed Kristen Stewart to fame and fortune (or was that Twilight?). The First Time follows high school senior Dave (Teen Wolf's Dylan O'Brien), whose trying to woo his friend and dream girl Jane (Victorious' Victoria Justice) until he meets Aubrey (Scream 4's Britt Robertson) and falls in love. Only trouble is, Aubrey is already with the older Ronny (Animal Kingdom's James Frecheville). That's, like, a love square!

While it might appear like The First Time is yet another teen dramedy with a predictable outcome, the movie's premiere at the Sundance Film Festival brought mostly solid reviews, with »

- Ryan Gowland

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'The First Time' Trailer: Dylan O'Brien and Britt Robertson Fall in Love (Video)

4 October 2012 4:10 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

You’ll never forget your first time. Dylan O’Brien and Britt Robertson experience several “firsts” in the indie film from director Jon Kasdan (In the Land of Women), which premiered at Sundance earlier this year. As the film preps for its official release, Sony has released the first official trailer for the coming of age dramedy. Watch below as O’Brien attempts to woo Victoria Justice, but winds up falling for Robertson as the duo embark on a whirlwind 48-hours. Photos: The Scene at Sundance 2012 While promoting their film in Park City earlier this year, the actors and Kasdan stopped

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- Sophie A. Schillaci

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Watch: Trailer For Jon Kasdan's Teen-Virgin Romantic Comedy 'The First Time'

4 October 2012 7:39 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

If there’s one genre that will never go out of style, it’s the coming-of-age film. On the heels of the theatrical release of “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower” -- which we greatly enjoyed -- is a trailer for the upcoming Sundance-tipped and Jon Kasdan-helmed film “The First Time.” Written and directed by Kasdan -- yes, son of that Kasdan -- the film focuses on the burgeoning romance between two virginal teens as they navigate the hormone-fueled rough waters of adolescence. With the cast of teen stars -- Dylan O’Brien, Britt Robertson, Craig Roberts and Victoria Justice -- and based on Kasdan’s previous effort, the cloying “In The Land Of Women,” we can’t really see how the film will resist falling into typical teen-film shmaltz. Though, to be fair, it was an official selection for Sundance earlier this year, so the committee must have seen something in the film. »

- Cain Rodriguez

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Jon Kasden’s ‘The First Time’ Trailer Debuts

4 October 2012 3:19 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Director and writer John Kasden’s (In the Land of Women) latest coming of age drama ‘The First Time’ has released an official trailer for those that missed its much talked about debut at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The film, that could pass as this generation’s ‘American Pie’ or ‘Sixteen Candles’ (minus the panties) follows Britt Robertson of ‘Dan in Real Life’ and Dylan O’Brien (Teen Wolf) as two teens who are about to make the big decision to lose their virginity to one another after making an unexpected connection at a party. The movie also stars actor Craig Roberts (Submarine) and Victoria Justice. ‘The First Time’ trailer has a  [ Read More ]

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‘The First Time’ Trailer Is Certainly Aimed at Teenagers

2 October 2012 4:00 PM, PDT | | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

In the Land of Women director Jon Kasdan has finished a new movie, and those of you who are unabashed fans of high school flicks should find it to be pretty appealing. The First Time looks like such a typical teenage drama that it might very well be made up of a patchwork of scenes from past teen movies that you already know and love. I’m not sure if anyone would notice. There’s the guy with the hopeless crush on the girl who just sees him as a friend, the girl who spends every waking moment obsessing over her status as a virgin, and whether or not she’s ready to end it. There’s the creepy older guy scamming on high school girls, and the kid in the glasses, who isn’t going to get to have a romantic subplot, but who is mostly just there to say something funny every once in a »

- Nathan Adams

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The First Time Trailer

1 October 2012 6:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Samuel Goldwyn Films has released the first trailer for The First Time, a new romantic comedy from writer-director Jon Kasdan (In the Land of Women). Dylan O'Brien and Britt Robertson star as Dave and Aubrey, two high school students who fall for each other, despite Dylan's desire for a girl beyond his reach, and Aubrey's relationship with her uninterested boyfriend. Take a look at the first footage, also starring Victoria Justice and Joshua Malina.

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Dave is a high school senior who 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. Dave and Aubrey meet one night at a party. A casual conversation sparks an instant connection, and, over the course of a weekend, things turn magical, romantic, complicated and funny as Aubrey »

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Toronto Film Festival 2012: Walter Salles Working on New On The Road Cut

28 August 2012 1:46 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

On the Road movie reedited for Toronto screening Based on Jack Kerouac's '50s novel, Walter Salles' Otr adaptation starring Garrett Hedlund, Sam Riley, and Kristen Stewart (above photo) will be screened at the upcoming Toronto Film Festival. We all knew that. What we didn't know is that Tiff 2012 will unveil a new cut of the film (via indieWIRE), which premiered last spring at the Cannes Film Festival to mixed reviews. The 2hr20m drama has been downsized to approximately 125 minutes. That's an interesting development, as Otr has already been screened in several countries, with varying degrees of box-office success. [Check out the On the Road trailer. Check out Kristen Stewart On the Road poster; Garrett Hedlund On the Road poster.] Otr movie reedit hardly unique On the other hand, different cuts shown in different countries is hardly something new. Whether as a result of poor critical/box-office reception, (perceived) local sensibilities, and/or censorship, the movie you watch in, say, Canada isn't necessarily the exact same movie watched by someone in Singapore, »

- Zac Gille

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Sony Pictures Picks Up Jonathan Kasdan’s Sundance Film The First Time

21 March 2012 2:38 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

A few months out from the festival, acquisitions of films that premiered at Sundance 2012 haven’t let up. Sony Pictures Worldwide announced today that they’ve acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to Jonathan Kasdan’s (In the Land of Women) The First Time. The film takes place over the course of one weekend and follows two high school students who fall in love. Though the logline may sound trite, the film picked up considerable notice at Sundance and drew comparisons to John Hughes’ filmography. Kasdan wrote and directed the pic, which stars Dylan O’Brien, Britt Robertson, Victoria Justice, and Craig Roberts. Hit the jump to read the full press release, and if you missed it check out Steve’s interview with Kasdan in which the filmmaker discusses the influence of Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise, injecting his personal experiences into the film, and more. Here’s the press release: Culver City, »

- Adam Chitwood

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Sundance Teen Comedy 'The First Time' Goes to Sony Pictures

21 March 2012 11:43 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired Us rights to the teen romantic comedy "The First Time," directed by Jonathan Kasdan ("In the Land of Women") and starring TV stars Dylan O'Brien ("Teen Wolf") and Britt Robertson ("The Secret Circle"). The film premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Full release below: Culver City, CA(March 21, 2012) – Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (Spwa) announced today they have acquired all U.S. rights and Canadian ancillary rights to Jonathan Kasdan’s teen romancer and 2012 Sundance Film Festival crowd pleaser The First Time, produced by Friends with Benefits’ producers Martin Shafer and Liz GlotzerThe First Time is a high school romance that follows two teenagers over the course of one weekend.  Dave, a senior about to graduate, and Aubrey, a junior from a different school, meet one night at a party. What begins as a casual »

- Nigel M Smith

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Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Acquires Sundance Pic ‘The First Time’

21 March 2012 11:27 AM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Culver City, CA (March 21, 2012) – Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (Spwa) announced today they have acquired all U.S. rights and Canadian ancillary rights to Jonathan Kasdan’s teen romancer and 2012 Sundance Film Festival crowd pleaser The First Time, produced by Friends with Benefits’ producers Martin Shafer and Liz Glotzer. The First Time is a high school romance that follows two teenagers over the course of one weekend. Dave, a senior about to graduate, and Aubrey, a junior from a different school, meet one night at a party. What begins as a casual conversation soon turns into something more intimate, more romantic, and more complicated than either of them is ready for. The film stars up-and-comers Dylan O’Brien (“Teen Wolf”), Britt Robertson (“The Secret Circle”), Victoria Justice (Paramount’s upcoming Fun Size), Craig Roberts (Submarine), James Frenchville (Animal Kingdom), Lamarcus Tucker (“Glee”), and Maggie Elizabeth Jones (We Bought a Zoo). Christine Taylor »


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John Carter

9 March 2012 7:47 AM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

John Carter

Directed by: Andrew Stanton

Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong

Running Time: 2 hrs 12 mins

Rating: PG-13

Release Date:  March 9, 2012

Plot: Civil War veteran John Carter (Kitsch) is suddenly transported to Mars, where he finds himself in the middle of another battle. He encounters a princess who tries to convince John he could change the tide of the war.

Who’S It For?: Fans of science fiction writer Edgar Rice Burroughs ought to get in line immediately, and buy tickets for the second showing. Not because they’ll necessarily fall in love with this high budget carnation, but because they’re probably the biggest hope Disney has of helping this $250 million wannabe blockbuster make its mark. If you like science fiction movies, or action movies, this still isn’t an immediate recommendation for you. This movie would definitely give Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds a brain aneurysm. »

- Nick Allen

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Whore’s Glory

20 February 2012 12:00 PM, PST | The Scorecard Review | See recent Scorecard Review news »

Whore’s Glory

Directed by: Michael Glawogger

Running Time: 1 hr 55 mins

Rating: Not Rated

Showtimes at Piff: Thursday 2/23 8:15Pm at Cinema 21 Complete Piff Schedule

Plot: This hands off documentary follows prostitutes and johns in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico.

Who’S It For? Anyone who has wondered about the secret lives of prostitutes, and what kind of men visit them.


Austrian filmmaker Glawogger has made a series of documentaries about globalization. This, his third, looks at its effect on prostitution in developing countries. Prostitutes in three countries are interviewed, along with their johns, about the industry. The brothel in Thailand has women sitting behind a wall of glass, looking like fish in an aquarium. They smile and try to look flirty while johns speak to a barker in the other room who talks them up. We get to hear conversations on both sides, the women talk about who will get picked, »

- Megan Lehar

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Writer-Director Jonathan Kasdan The First Time Interview

13 February 2012 4:57 PM, PST | | See recent news »

One of the many films to premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival was writer-director Jonathan Kasdan's (In the Land of Women) The First Time.  The film stars Brittany Robertson, Dylan O'Brien, Craig Roberts, James Frecheville and Victoria Justice.  Like Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise (one of my favorite films), The First Time is about watching two people fall in love, except instead of taking place over one night in Vienna, The First Time takes place over a weekend and it's about two High School students.  While I've seen many High School celluloid love stories crash and burn before the end credits, Kasdan pulled me in with believable dialogue, realistic situations, and he reminded me what it feels like to be seventeen and unsure of everything.  While I saw a lot of films at this year's Sundance, The First Time was one of my favorites. Shortly after the Festival ended, »

- Steve 'Frosty' Weintraub

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Wme Signs Writer-Director Jon Kasdan

10 February 2012 4:35 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Exclusive: Hot off the 2012 Sundance Film Festival premiere of his film The First Time, Jon Kasdan has signed with Wme. Kasdan, who wrote and directed The First Time, made his directing debut on 2007′s In The Land of Women, which he also wrote. The First Time, which stars Wme clients Dylan O’Brien and Craig Roberts, is a fresh, grounded and funny coming of age story set in high school. Kasdan grew up in the business. He’s the son of writer/director Lawrence Kasdan, and has played roles in his father’s films The Big Chill, Silverado, The Accidental Tourist and Dreamcatcher. He’s also the brother of Bad Teacher helmer Jake Kasdan. »


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Our 20 Favorite Films from Sundance 2012

30 January 2012 11:00 AM, PST | NextMovie | See recent NextMovie news »

The 2012 Sundance Film Festival is over, and film industry types and journalists have returned home with a pretty good idea of what the indie scene will look like this year.

But what about you, dear reader, who didn't get the chance to play in Park City and mingle with bundled-up celebs? Have no fear. Our intrepid NextMovie Sundance team braved long lines, snow drifts, crowded screenings and press junkets to bring you the 20 films we loved at Sundance this year -- and that may soon be coming to a theater near you. -- By Todd Gilchrist, Jason Guerrasio, Jenni Miller and Nigel Smith

'The Ambassador'

Known for a gonzo filmmaking style that earned him a jury prize at Sundance in 2010 for "The Red Chapel," Mads Brügger travels to central Africa disguised as an ambassador on a diplomatic mission. But in fact Brügger, strapped with hidden cameras, is in »

- NextMovie Staff

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[Sundance Review] The First Time

27 January 2012 4:56 PM, PST | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Movies about teenage strife are incredibly hard to get right. Blame it on John Hughes. Blame it on the suburbs. Blame it on the Sundance Film Festival. Plainly put, if you are not an upper middle class white teenager, it’s very hard to sympathize with an upper middle class, white teenager.

The First Time, written and directed by Jonathan Kasdan (In The Land Of Women),  is determined for its two leads, Aubrey (Britt Robertson) and Dave (Dylan O’Brien), to convince you they’re worth caring about.

Robertson is a young force to be reckoned with, playing the precious and super-duper coolness of her character down enough to appear equal parts mythical and believable. Unfortunately, O’Brien can’t keep up next to her performance. He never becomes much more than a handsome, constantly-concerned face.

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The First Time: Sundance Film Review

27 January 2012 12:39 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Honesty and contrivance do an uneasy dance in The First Time. Jonathan Kasdan’s second feature, after In the Land of Women in 2007,  genuinely aims to capture the nervousness, hesitation, insecurity and excitement surrounding a mutual loss of virginity between two teenagers. At the same time, however, the writer-director lards the sincerity with so much mild shtick and goofing around that the film’s tone falls somewhere midway between an earnest student-written play and an R-rated studio sex comedy. Kids in their late teens, especially girls, would likely respond well to the film’s sensitivity and TV-familiar

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- Todd McCarthy

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‘The First Time’ is ‘Can’t Hardly Wait’ Meets John Hughes [Sundance 2012]

22 January 2012 1:09 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

[1] The First Time is the kind of movie I hope to see at Sundance each year -- a coming of age story which is smart, funny, and able to touch your soul. On Twitter I called the film an indie Can't Hardly Wait for a new generation, and while I'm not sure that comparison is completely valid I'm going to go with it. The story is not set over the course of one night, but instead over the course of one weekend. While Wait was primarily set at a party, a high school party is the starting point for The First Time. This is where Dave Hodgman (Dylan O'Brien) meets Aubrey Miller (Britt Robertson) for the first time. Dave is an awkward, hopeless romantic who has been pining to someday go out with his best friend: the beautiful and popular Jane Harmon (Victoria Justice), who sees Dave as nothing more than the sweet caring. »

- Peter Sciretta

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