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First Girl I Loved (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama , Romance | 18 October 2016 (USA)
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Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her LA public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton - who has always harbored a secret crush - he does his best to get in the way.

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Kerem Sanga

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Kerem Sanga
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan Gelula ... Anne Smith
Brianna Hildebrand ... Sasha Basanez
Mateo Arias ... Clifton Martinez
Pamela Adlon ... Sharon Sacopulos
Tim Heidecker ... Mr. Quibodeaux
Cameron Esposito ... Jasmine
Erik Griffin ... Mr. Maldonado
Jennifer Prediger ... Assistant Principal Heather Wiggins
Ana Dela Cruz ... Rita Basanez
Laura Patalano ... Manuela Martinez
John Redlinger ... Cool Guy at Bar
Jesse G. Louis ... Cool Guy's Wingman
Dominic Flores ... Jorge Basanez
Linda Victoria Romo ... Lexi
Mariana Del Cid Mariana Del Cid ... Amanda-Panda
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Storyline

Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her LA public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton - who has always harbored a secret crush - he does his best to get in the way.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

18 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Prva devojka koju sam volela See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The film premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and won the Audience Award for "Best of NEXT". See more »

Soundtracks

Anthems for a Seventeen Year Old Girl
Courtesy of Arts & Crafts
Written by Broken Social Scene
Published by Arts & Crafts Music
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Not a Completely Unbiased Review
15 February 2017 | by Mighty_ArrowSee all my reviews

Part of the reason I love this movie is because I relate to it so much. But if I am trying to look at it in a more unbiased state of mind I still feel that as far as lesbian moves go this one is one of the good ones. The acting is great, the writing is real, and the directing is moving.

There are few lines that are somewhat cringy but as far as the writing goes, these lines fit into the general awkwardness and inexperience that comes along with teenage-hood. These actors are great in their roles. I really believe that they have a connection and really care about them. The screenplay, I believe, is very well done. And the directing helps create this emotional energy that I cannot explain.

I, in my own experience as a lesbian, relate to this movie so much. There are some scenes in the movie that I can just feel the emotion that the actors are trying to get across. It is so eloquently portrayed that I cannot help but feel a connection to it.

In short, this movie is good, maybe great. I liked it quite a bit and encourage you to watch it.


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