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1st Night (2013)




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Adam (Richard E. Grant) is a rich industrialist, who aspires to a more cultured world. Spurred on by playful jibes that he is little more than a city suit living the capitalist's dream, this frustrated amateur opera singer decides to throw an opera in his lavish country retreat. Once his friends see him belting out the notes, he feels sure it will spell the end to their shallow taunts. In fact, it might even help him win the hand of Celia (Sarah Brightman), the female conductor he has been pursuing whom - it just so happens - is the first to be recruited for his showpiece. (c) Gravitas Venturesmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Christopher Menaul, Jeremy Sams
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Mia Maestro
as Nicoletta
Tessa Peake-Jones
as Mrs. Hammond
Hugh Ross
as Bunny
Stanley Townsend
as Paolo Prodi
Jack Walker
as Eric Hammond
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Critic Reviews for 1st Night

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

A pallid gloss of a work that teems with deception, disguise and mistaken identity, not to mention humor.

Full Review… | May 2, 2013
New York Times
Top Critic

The movie may appeal to theater aficionados and Juilliard undergrads, but to the average moviegoer, it's a trudge.

Full Review… | May 2, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

It's hard to explain why every character in 1st Night behaves like an adolescent in a sitcom.

Full Review… | April 30, 2013
Village Voice
Top Critic

The music of Mozart seems too big for the "book" of this minor-key romantic roundelay, which nevertheless manages to be increasingly, albeit mildly, engaging.

Full Review… | May 3, 2013
Film Journal International

The political dynamic that underpins The Rules of the Game is nonexistent in 1st Night, which is fixated entirely on the zany sexcapades of its characters.

Full Review… | April 27, 2013
Slant Magazine

Proceedings swiftly descend into sub-Richard Curtis territory with little of the wit.

Full Review… | October 26, 2011
Total Film

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