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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 »
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A shy senior and a down-to-earth junior fall in love over the weekend. | Full synopsis »
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Gets by on charm, character-charisma, and slick writing See more (49 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)

Adam G. Sevani ... Wurtzheimer Guy (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 Bear (director of photography)
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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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 »
Aubrey Miller:Have you had sex yet?
Dave Hodgman:Honestly?
Aubrey Miller:No, lie to me.
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41 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Gets by on charm, character-charisma, and slick writing, 13 March 2013
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

The First Time seems like a film that would be as redundant and as vacuous as the title it boasts, when in retrospect, it's a rather complete film. A very surprising one at that. It's talky, moving at a slowburn pace, which is a blessing, especially in this genre, open to showing human characters function in a strange world, and deep in its focus on two characters that do more than meet-cute - they stay cute. They also make it easy to like them since they're sincere and just as confused as we were as they quickly wander out of adolescence before they even felt like they were in.

The film opens with Dave (Dylan O'Brien), a senior in high school, rehearsing lines in a back alley during a party that he plans to recite to Jane (Nickelodeon's Victoria Justice), a close friend he has big feelings for. He is overheard by Aubrey (Britt Robertson), a Junior in high school, who's friends are the party in the house next door. They have a nice, intimate discussion about relationships and crushes, and Aubrey even gives him some rather harsh constructive criticism on his letter, which she says is rambling and petty and isn't likely to sway her feelings at all. Despite this, Dave continues talking with her and they dance preciously in the alley until the party is raided by police.

They then decide to go to Aubrey's home, where they listen to vinyl, drink wine, and sleep together on the bed innocently enough, despite Aubrey making clear that she has a boyfriend. The next morning, Aubrey, in a freaked-out state-of-mind, forces Dave out the window, reminding herself not only that she has a boyfriend but pretty strict parents as well. This sets up a tone for the weekend.

What follows is Dave's attempts to connect with Aubrey, avoid her preachy and overly-clingy boyfriend Ronny (James Frecheville), and receive advice from his pals Simon (Craig Roberts) and "Big Corporation" (LaMarcus Tinker), all in the span of one weekend. It isn't hard to figure out where this will lead, as the title pretty much blatantly gives it away. This will be the first time both Dave and Aubrey have sex, which they discover isn't as exciting or as easy as they thought; one of the most charming additions to The First Time. The film never leaves the ground of reality, and even during the scenes of the party, never do we feel that director Jon Kasdan is attempting to perpetuate raunchiness between characters or force situations onto them. The dialog (also by Kasdan) remains controlled, yet so alert that you would think it's done in a form of improvisation.

The leads are especially likable, as well, giving the film an elevation in the character-department, which is what many teen comedy-dramas struggle to create. While these characters may be a bit too eclectic and distinctly-drawn for some audience members to connect with, they are nonetheless interesting and made likable by their innocent, judgments, and their chemistry. Dylan O'Brien and Britt Robertson do wonderful work as teens caught up in the mixed-signals and adolescent nature of relationships, crushes, and insecurities. Victoria Justice is a pleasant addition to the cast, but those looking for her as a character worth putting on the poster will be disappointed; she is allotted, maybe, ten minutes of the whole project. But in those ten minutes, she says a few things that give you the indication why this project wasn't backed by Nickelodeon. Regardless, I laud her for trying new territory; sign her up for a Harmony Korine project next.

There are different levels of teen films in 2013. They can excel to nearly unobtainable levels of masterworks like The Breakfast Club or The Perks of Being a Wallflower, steady their sights on competence and energy and be something like Drumline or Little Birds, or could go in the dumpster along with Girl in Progress and the wretched Project X. The First Time may be, at times, predictable, fluffy, and too eclectic for its own good, but it gets by on charm, character-charisma, and slick writing. Unfortunately, it's something that will unfortunately go predominately unseen by teenagers.

Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Britt Robertson, Craig Roberts, Joshua Malina, James Frecheville, Christine Taylor, and Victoria Justice. Directed by: Jon Kasdan.

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