5.3/10
69
4 user 1 critic

For the First Time (2008)

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | 14 September 2008 (USA)
Kc conception and rechald goterez

Director:

(as Bb. Joyce Bernal)

Writer:

(story and screenplay)
Reviews
2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

When I Met U (2009)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young woman and her pilot are stranded on a remote island after they crash land their plane. The two are contentious at first, but grow affectionate as they work together to survive. But ... See full summary »

Director: Joel Lamangan
Stars: Richard Gutierrez, KC Concepcion, Iya Villania
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Angie and Jed are the two most unlikely people to fall in love with each other. When his parents force him to migrate to the US, Jed does the unimaginable - he proposes to Angie. Hasty ... See full summary »

Director: Jose Javier Reyes
Stars: Judy Ann Santos, Ryan Agoncillo, Gloria Diaz
Feng Shui (2004)
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A wife must save her family from a curse of a "bagwa" bound to them.

Director: Chito S. Roño
Stars: Kris Aquino, Jay Manalo, Lotlot De Leon
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The story evolves around the ups and downs of being a single mother, Ina (Ai-Ai delas Alas) the main protaganist. Her three husbands leave her with 12 children and a financial problems that... See full summary »

Director: Wenn V. Deramas
Stars: Ai-Ai de las Alas, Connie Chua, Eugene Domingo
Milan (2004)
Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A Filipino (Piolo Pascual) falls in love with another woman (Claudine Barretto) while searching for his wife in Italy.

Director: Olivia M. Lamasan
Stars: Claudine Barretto, Piolo Pascual, Ilonah Jean
Anak (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

The main character is a Filipina Overseas Contract Worker, one of the many residents of the archipelago who is forced to leave her family and take a higher paying job in a more prosperous ... See full summary »

Director: Rory B. Quintos
Stars: Vilma Santos, Claudine Barretto, Joel Torre
One More Chance I (2007)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Longtime couple Basha (Bea Alonzo) and Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) are practically inseparable, so when they split up, it's not surprising how heartbroken each feels. But Basha, stifled by the ... See full summary »

Director: Cathy Garcia-Molina
Stars: John Lloyd Cruz, Bea Alonzo, Derek Ramsay
All My Life (2004)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Sam and Louie meet on a cruise and become friends. Later they meet again and recognize their love for each other.

Director: Laurenti Dyogi
Stars: Aga Muhlach, Kristine Hermosa, Ricky Davao
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young woman looks for reasons to reject her estranged mother, who has returned after 20 years.

Director: Wenn V. Deramas
Stars: Ai-Ai de las Alas, Anne Curtis, Luis Manzano
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The brilliance of one of the world's most beloved tenors and the exciting world of opera highlight this delightful romantic adventure set in the most beautiful cities of Europe. Tonio Costa... See full summary »

Director: Rudolph Maté
Stars: Mario Lanza, Johanna von Koczian, Kurt Kasznar
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A businesswoman confronts her husband about his infidelity.

Director: Maryo J. de los Reyes
Stars: Angelica Panganiban, Dingdong Dantes, Paulo Avelino
Magkapatid (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Joel Lamangan
Stars: Sharon Cuneta, Judy Ann Santos, Christopher De Leon
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Seth Villaraza
...
Pia Sandoval
...
Santi Sandoval
Eddie Gutierrez ...
Hector Villaraza
...
Sylvia Villaraza
...
Josie
...
Tristan
...
Josh
...
Benjo
...
Greg
...
Billie
...
Marianne
...
Selene (as Beatriz Saw)
...
Abby
...
Mike
Edit

Storyline

Kc conception and rechald goterez

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

14 September 2008 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

PHP 35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

PHP 78,982,290 (Philippines), 31 August 2008, Limited Release
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This is KC Concepcion's much anticipated first movie. This also marks the first time that actors from two rival networks have been allowed to team-up for a film. Richard Gutierrez is GMA 7's biggest male star while KC Concepcion is an exclusive contract artist of Star Cinema, ABS-CBN 2's film production company. See more »

Soundtracks

Ikaw Lang Talaga
Words & Music by Yeng Constantino
Published by Star Songs Inc.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Making a Good First Impression
23 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

For The First Time is surprisingly entertaining and skillfully photographed. Despise it in any way, but that's how formula films go. It's not entirely a person's fault that they are: a. somewhat allergic to romantic melodramas, b. without any doubt bursting with bitterness, or c. purely weird.

Pia (KC Concepcion) works as the head of the Marketing Department of her father's Real Estate Business. We see an uphill struggle on her part to please her father Santi (Philip Salvador). She will often be affronted by her father with how ineffectual she is. Despite the demands to achieve excellence, she still goes after her brother's advice to take her planned vacation. Pia is accompanied by her waggish nanny Josie (Candy Pangilinan).

From the restless dekko of Manila, the film shifted to the breathtaking views in Greece. Greece is dazzling. The white painted veneers of the old houses contrasts its cerulean sea shore are photographed well. Pia and Josie meet Benjo (Nor Domingo), Josie's pen pal. Then, they reside at the pavilion of Benjo's boss, Seth (Richard Gutierrez). Flashback - Seth broke-up with three of Pia's friends. He is dubbed as the number one playboy back in the Metro. And the two finally meet. Pia is annoyed by the awkward situation and she hurriedly leaves. Since its peak season, she has no other choice but to swallow her pride and go back. Seth convinces Pia to be her chaperone and tour her around the island. She agrees with the aid of a weird contract made from scratch paper: he will not court her.

Gutierrez manifests the genes of his father's matinée idol appeal. Likewise, Concepcion's parents were both endearing decades ago, that is why their daughter looks alluring all the same. It is evident that their team-up is impeccable. The acting is quite fine. It corresponds to their high society stature, so it's easy for them to present as they are. But Gutierrez must avoid this superfluous mannerism. He has locked this rubbish toothpick to his mouth in the entire Greece development. It is utterly distracting. Concepcion has these intense drama sequences that are not polished. She has this tendency to squash her dialogues and it makes her look anxious. Or is it possible to limit the dubbing parts to merely long shots, or aerial shots? It's just despicable to see medium range shots to close-ups, more so long takes that were dubbed. Continuity is very important in films. I remember one scene in Greece where Pia, Josie and Benjo are conversing in the veranda. The raw dialogues are not bad. It sounds sincere. It captures the precise mood in that minute.

The supporting casts are also good. Salvador as Pia's dominating father has the abilities to restrain his emotion. There are intricate moments that he was able to carefully control his compassion towards her daughter. The comical duo of Pangilinan and Domingo were laudably fine. They have this uncanny ability to precisely shift serious to crazy moments.

The film story has a tendency to miss small details that are quite important. They are running a Real Estate Company and the ideas considered marketable are not wholly profitable in real life. They must be aware that some audience has a background in Marketing. Its minor, but every part is leading to the plot. But if we go back to the main objective which is to entertain, this movie does successfully. That is admirable in its own way, especially in these hard times when people just wish to receive just compensation for the money they pay.

Certainly, the entire movie is endearing to watch. It's not corny. We see swanky young adults falling in love. Their faults, bruises and struggles were not overstated. It is pleasing that the director and actors' strive to improve on their craft. The sad truth is romantic formula movies are often frowned upon. Nevertheless, For the First Time is surprising as it delivers a cleverly made romantic movie.

Rating: 3/5


3 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

What Movies Do You Want to See This Summer?

Buzzing comedies such as Sorry to Bother You and The Spy Who Dumped Me await you in our Summer Movie Guide. Check in for the latest release dates and all the info you need.

See our Summer Movie Guide