The First Time Reviews

October 28, 2016
The First Time isn't a groundbreaking film about teenage love, but it's cute and funny, and may spark good feelings of nostalgia for your high school years, even if you, like Aubrey, couldn't wait to get out of there.
March 12, 2013
I'm going to give it a seven because of the two stars. They're so darned likable that they make the film's shortcomings seem unimportant.
October 26, 2012
For a film that's treading the same territory as American Pie, The First Time lends a bit of dignity to the first time.
October 19, 2012
Frank-but-approachable romcom about teens and sex.
October 18, 2012
No gratuitous raunchiness here and only a few tired caricatures in a genre usually jammed with them.
October 18, 2012
An exploration of the high expectations, fears, and fantasies surrounding the act of losing your virginity.
October 17, 2012
A maturity and emotional intelligence not usually associated with the genre. Don't let it get lost among the louder, shinier releases of the movie weekend.
October 16, 2012
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.
January 23, 2012
The highest praise that I can give to this movie is that in the first fifteen minutes, I was rolling my eyes at these kids, and by the end, I was eager to re-watch that opening scene, to get to know them all over again.