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The First Time


Rated PG-13 for mature thematic elements involving teen sexuality, partying, and language.

PG-13 In Theaters 10/19/2012 , 98min.
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Critic score based on 10 reviews

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Los Angeles Times
There is much to like here, a sense of nuance and nonjudgmental emotional openness, yet Kasdan's teenage miniaturism never quite blooms. The First Time is respectfully delicate, a little too polite. Full Review
Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
The First Time sets out to be the thinking kids' teen sex comedy but misses the mark by failing its characters. [18 Oct 2012] Full Review
Dennis Harvey
This teen romance proves perilously short on substance, insight and novelty, unless you count its characters being afflicted with a case of "Juno" mouth. Full Review
Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out New York
Let your mind wander during this painfully generic teen-sex dramedy (trust us, it will), and there might be emotions worse than frustration in store. Full Review
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
Something of a wonder, a palm-size ball of banter and irony and earnestness that never stops rolling and almost never misses the sweet spots. Full Review

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