MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 22,034 this week

August the First (2007)

 -  Drama  -  9 March 2007 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 97 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 13 critic

The party to celebrate Tunde Ibirinde's graduation is the backdrop for a far more momentous occasion: the return of estranged father Dipo, after over a decade of absence. Each family member must face their feelings before they face Dipo.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available starting today. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 149 titles
created 20 Jan 2012
 
a list of 412 titles
created 16 May 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 07 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 65 titles
created 01 Jul 2013
 
a list of 257 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: August the First (2007)

August the First (2007) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of August the First.
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict. "Mother of Mine", the latest from the award-winning Klaus Härö (Elina: As If I... See full summary »

Director: Klaus Härö
Stars: Topi Majaniemi, Marjaana Maijala, Maria Lundqvist
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Diyarbakir, in the late nineties: Two young Kurdish children are forced to live on the street after their parents have been murdered by a member of a secret state security force.

Director: Miraz Bezar
Stars: Senay Orak, Muhammed Al, Hakan Karsak
1981 (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Filmmaker Ricardo Trogi recalls the events surrounding his family moving to a new neighborhood when he was 11-years-old.

Director: Ricardo Trogi
Stars: Jean-Carl Boucher, Claudio Colangelo, Mikahel Turcot-Beauchemin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In communist era Romania, people live with hope for a new life of freedom.

Director: Catalin Mitulescu
Stars: Dorotheea Petre, Timotei Duma, Anca Ahrfrescu
The Violin (2005)
Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In an unnamed Latin American country that closely resembles Mexico, the government fights a rural insurgency with torture, assault, rape, and murder. Soldiers descend on a town, cutting off... See full summary »

Director: Francisco Vargas
Stars: Ángel Tavira, Gerardo Taracena, Dagoberto Gama
Be with Me (2005)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

"Be with me" consists of three stories of love vs. solitude : 1)An aging, lonesome shopkeeper doesn't believe in life any more since his wife died. But he is saved from desperation by ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Khoo
Stars: Theresa Poh Lin Chan, Chiew Sung Ching, Lawrence Yong
Arranged (2007)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

ARRANGED centers on the friendship between an Orthodox Jewish woman and a Muslim woman who meet as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn... See full summary »

Directors: Diane Crespo, Stefan C. Schaefer
Stars: Zoe Lister Jones, Francis Benhamou, Mimi Lieber
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A polar station on a desolate island in the Arctic Ocean. Sergei, a seasoned meteorologist, and Pavel, a recent college graduate, are spending months in complete isolation on the once ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksey Popogrebskiy
Stars: Grigoriy Dobrygin, Sergey Puskepalis, Igor Chernevich
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A regular suburban family man comes home from work on his birthday to find a deserted house and a videotape waiting to be played...

Director: Rolf de Heer
Stars: Gary Sweet, Helen Buday, Bogdan Koca
Noise I (2007)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The community reels after an incident on a suburban train. A young cop, beset with doubt and afflicted with tinnitus, is pitched into the chaos that follows this tragic event. He struggles ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Saville
Stars: Maia Thomas, Carole Browne, Kent Clifton-Bligh
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Dave Davidson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Dadaist, radical provocateur, surrealist painter, pioneering filmmaker and visionary educator - Hans Richter was a major force in redefining art in the 20th Century, yet he remains largely ... See full summary »

Director: Dave Davidson
Stars: Timothy R. Benson, Aram Boyajian, Sheila Conrad
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Ian Alsup ...
Tunde
Dennis Rubin Green ...
Dipo (as D. Rubin Green)
Kerisse Hutchinson ...
Simisola
Joy Merriweather ...
Rhonda
Sean Phillips ...
Ade
Gloria Sauve ...
Grandma
...
Janine
...
Alex
Toni Thai Sterrett ...
Elsa (as A. Toni Sterrett)
...
Boris
Yaritza Pizarro ...
Louisa
Acantha Lang ...
Vicky
Joshua Percy ...
Lex
Robert Aviles ...
Jesus
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicky Arezu Akmal ...
Party Guest
Edit

Storyline

The party to celebrate Tunde Ibirinde's graduation is the backdrop for a far more momentous occasion: the return of estranged father Dipo, after over a decade of absence. Each family member must face their feelings before they face Dipo.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

An unwelcome homecoming.

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

9 March 2007 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The entire film was shot at the house the director grew up in - his mother's house. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
On the 1st of August, a graduation party brings more than anyone expected.
17 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The film is a suburban drama that examines how a family manages to survive its past, and how that past is inextricably entwined with their future.

During a graduation party, the estranged father, Dipo, returns. Each family member deals with his return differently, and thus we see how they must have survived his initial departure. As we learn the reasons for his departure and the reasons for his return, our sympathies shift.

The film is well acted and the story unfolds itself smoothly and naturally, without resorting to exposition. It is refreshing to see a dramatic film about African Americans that veers from stereotypes.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This was an okay movie... Timescrew
Discuss August the First (2007) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?