First Love, Last Rites (1998)
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Jesse Peretz made his directorial debut with this intimate romantic drama adapted from a short story by Ian McEwan, switching McEwan's setting from an industrial English seaside town to the Louisiana bayou. Joey (Giovanni Ribisi) and Sissel (Natasha Gregson Wagner) live in a drab house on stilts, along with Sissel's lonely younger brother Adrian (Eli Marienthal). After Sissel introduces Joey to her father, Vietnam-vet Henry (Robert John Burke), the two men form a business catching eels. However,
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Jesse Peretz's feature directing debut is a dull portrait of an idyllic first love between two misfits.
Doesn't seem destined for box office success, but it's an impressive first film, and one I found myself thinking about for days afterward.
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