First Comes Love

2013, Documentary, 1h 46m

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Filmmaker Nina Davenport documents her experience of motherhood, from pregnancy to raising a child on her own.

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  • Davenport's diary film effectively mines the issues when facing such monumental decisions for the first hour. Then comes the baby, and the film loses direction. Davenport stops being a filmmaker and becomes a parent.

    January 30, 2014 | Rating: 3/5
  • First Comes Love is, before anything else, a portrait of a longing so deep that even the commandingly articulate Davenport struggles to put it into words.

    August 14, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Davenport makes desultory attempts to bring in other mothers, but she is not an interviewer adept at drawing out scintillating observations.

    July 26, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • There are many glimmers of truth - as well as what can best be described as accidental insight - in Nina Davenport's painful but beautiful documentary about becoming a parent.

    July 25, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Nina Davenport doesn't seem interested in taming her unwieldy vanity, and thus her documentary reads as a Match.com profile recontextualized as cinema narcissismo.

    July 24, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • This midlife confessional could have reached beyond the maternal cravings of highly educated, urban-dwelling singletons had it plumbed people's heads as thoroughly as Ms. Davenport's birth canal.

    July 24, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/5
  • Davenport's diary film effectively mines the issues when facing such monumental decisions for the first hour. Then comes the baby, and the film loses direction. Davenport stops being a filmmaker and becomes a parent.

    January 30, 2014 | Rating: 3/5
  • First Comes Love is, before anything else, a portrait of a longing so deep that even the commandingly articulate Davenport struggles to put it into words.

    August 14, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Davenport makes desultory attempts to bring in other mothers, but she is not an interviewer adept at drawing out scintillating observations.

    July 26, 2013 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • There are many glimmers of truth - as well as what can best be described as accidental insight - in Nina Davenport's painful but beautiful documentary about becoming a parent.

    July 25, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Just when you want to shriek at Davenport for her self-absorption, she surprises you with a perception of family life that's as moving as it is true.

    July 11, 2017 | Full Review…
  • First Comes Love will make you go through some unexpected feelings.

    October 5, 2016 | Full Review…

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