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The First Time -- 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, and a casual conversation sparks an instant connection.


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Writer (WGA):
Jon Kasdan (written by)
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Release Date:
7 February 2013 (Russia) See more »
Nervous is normal.
Dave and Aubrey fall in love on one eventful weekend after they realize they are both experiencing trouble with relationships. | Full synopsis »
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As good as a high school rom-com gets See more (46 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ben Beaune ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Corianna Di Julio ... Park Mom #1 (uncredited)
Geoffrey Freedman ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Victoria Hande ... Party Girl (uncredited)
Kash Kiefer ... Kissing couple (uncredited)

Christine Quynh Nguyen ... Erika #2 (uncredited)
Chandler Rabens ... Jilted Girlfriend (uncredited)

Directed by
Jon Kasdan  (as Jonathan Kasdan)
Writing credits
(WGA) (in alphabetical order)
Jon Kasdan  written by (as Jonathan Kasdan)

Produced by
Carol Fuchs .... executive producer
Liz Glotzer .... producer
Liah Kim .... executive producer
O'Shea Read .... associate producer
Martin Shafer .... producer
Original Music by
Alec Puro 
Cinematography by
Rhet W. Bear (director of photography) (as Rhet Bear)
Film Editing by
Hugh Ross 
Casting by
Anya Colloff 
Amy McIntyre Britt 
Production Design by
Keith P. Cunningham  (as Keith Cunningham)
Set Decoration by
Lisa K. Sessions 
Costume Design by
Michele Posch 
Makeup Department
Noa Bolozky .... makeup department head
Cheryl Marks .... hair department head
Production Management
Anna Harari .... production supervisor
Alexander J. Moon .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gavin Kleintop .... second assistant director
Mark Trapenberg .... first assistant director
Art Department
Will Blount .... property master
Joseph Feld .... set designer
Robert Fure .... set dresser
Bart C. Hubenthal .... on set dresser
Dana McCall .... assistant property master
Freddy Waff .... lead man
Raymond Waff .... set dresser
Sound Department
Douglas Axtell .... sound mixer
Greg Cosh .... utility boom operator
Stefan Fraticelli .... foley artist
John-Thomas Graves .... adr mixer
Ryan Lukasik .... foley assistant
Trent Richmond .... foley editor
Kevin Schultz .... foley mixer
Joel Shryack .... boom operator
Joel Shryack .... sound re-recording mixer
John Sievert .... foley artist
Pat Banta .... stunt coordinator
Garrett Hammond .... stunt double: Dylan O'Brien
Camera and Electrical Department
Ashley Carpenter .... second assistant camera
Brian Deutsch .... grip
Bradley C. Ferm .... set lighting technician
Sean Fitzgerald .... grip
Christian Grosselfinger .... chief lighting technician
Tom Hunt .... best boy grip
Tom Hunt .... dolly grip
David Kane .... assistant chief lighting technician
Chase Livengood .... set lighting technician
Matt McKinney .... key grip
Roger Peterson .... driver/grip
K. Blair Rogers .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (as Kevin Blair Rogers)
Kyle Spicer .... digital imaging technician
Ron Veto .... camera operator: "a" camera
Casting Department
Michael V. Nicolo .... casting associate
Doug Ritzenthaler .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wanda Leavey .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Adolfo Martinelli .... digital intermediate colorist
Zared Shai .... first assistant editor
Adolfo Martinelli .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Jonathan Leahy .... music supervisor
Eric Michael Meyers .... score mixer (as Eric Meyers)
Manish Raval .... music editor
Manish Raval .... music supervisor
Tom Wolfe .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Gabe Davila .... transportation captain
Other crew
Cameron Arguelles .... quality control
Ryan Babbs .... stand-in
Robert DeBakey .... production assistant
Aaron Fairley .... production assistant
Geoffrey Freedman .... production assistant
Jillian Giacomini .... script supervisor
Victoria Hande .... photo double: Victoria Justice
Mikaela Mathern .... production assistant
Charlie Nadler .... office coordinator
Deric Ned .... production assistant
Lauren Sofair .... production assistant

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, partying, and language
95 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Leonard Cohen's "If it be your will" appears on the Various Positions record as a last song. In the movie, Aubrey starts playing the record from the first song, there is no record as far the research go, that would list this song as first on either side A or B.See more »
Jane Harmon:Well, I don't care about that kind of stuff any more. I am over boys. They all suck. Especially the hotties.
Dave Hodgman:You've said that before. Many times.
Jane Harmon:No, this time I mean it.
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70 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
As good as a high school rom-com gets, 7 March 2013
Author: thereisnothingleft from United States

I really liked The First Time. I don't feel the need to summarize what the movie is about, as the other reviews and the summary does that job, but I really enjoyed this movie. The writing for this movie really stood out to me, as the conversations felt so real between characters because of subtle little things that happen in most conversations in real life. That's a credit to the actors as well, but when you see the movie, especially the first time the main characters meet, you will understand what I mean.

It's a shame this film didn't get a bigger release in theaters because Dylan O'Brien and Britt Robertson are both terrific. They make the two characters blend so well together it's hard not to root for them to wind up together. The supporting cast does a great job as well, but this movie is all about Dave and Aubrey so there wasn't a large chunk of material for any of them.

The only thing I can suggest for this movie is don't go into it expecting to make you laugh hysterically. Don't get me wrong, it's a very funny movie, but it's more of the type that makes you smile, grin, or giggle. Can't go without mentioning the soundtrack either, its phenomenal and every song goes with its moment.

Overall, I highly recommend this movie. The only way I could see someone disliking the film is if they are not into rom-coms or high school movies, but if you are then why are you even watching it in the first place?


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