It's a hard movie to dislike. But try.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
There is much to like here, a sense of nuance and nonjudgmental emotional openness, yet Kasdan's teenage miniaturism never quite blooms.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
[An] inoffensive but bland ode to the talky high school movies of John Hughes and Cameron Crowe.
| Original Score: 2/4
No gratuitous raunchiness here and only a few tired caricatures in a genre usually jammed with them.
| Original Score: 3/5
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.
Writer-director Jonathan Kasdan can't even bother to satisfy the buildup with a real moment of consummation (welcome to the fade to black) or believable postcoital complications.
| Original Score: 1/5
The First Time feels slight and pretty ordinary by the end, with no edge or compelling insights.
This teen romance proves perilously short on substance, insight and novelty, unless you count its characters being afflicted with a case of Juno mouth.