October 1, 2012 | Posted by Linda Ge
Here’s the first trailer for a Sundance movie that we really enjoyed. Jonathan Kasdan’s “The First Time” is a romantic comedy about a couple of high schoolers who meet at a party and spend the weekend getting to know each other and fall in love, for the first time. TV stars Britt Robertson and Dylan O’Brien play the would-be couple, while Victoria Justice and James Frecheville play the other potential romantic partners in their lives.
Our own Rebecca Lewis opines that O’Brien is the revelation amongst the cast, “infusing an honest depth in his character that could have easily been one dimensional”, while Robertson “embraced Aubrey’s quirkiness and was convincing in her portrayal of the high school junior stuck between what she knows and what she wants.” But perhaps unsurprisingly, “Submarine” breakout star Craig Roberts steals the show, “playing Dave’s British exchange friend who offers pearls of wisdom and snappy comebacks as he guides Dave through the weekend.”
“The First Time” will be in limited release starting on October 19th, and the trailer can be viewed now below.
May 20, 2012 | Posted by Rebecca Lewis
Before the screening of “The First Time” began this past week at Cannes, we were advised that we were about to watch an uncut version of the film. The opening scene, which is a sprawling conversation between our two leads as they discuss everything from their love interests and bad friends, to school teachers and music, had been deemed as too long for audiences. This is a shame, as that opening shot nicely sets up the close connection between Aubrey and Dave, played by Britt Robertson and Dylan O’Brien.
Set over one eventful weekend, “The First Time” follows Aubrey and Dave, high schoolers who meet in an alley behind a Friday night party. The two don’t know each other as they go to different schools, but there is an obvious connection straight away as their lengthy conversation just won’t end, going from the alley, to a walk home, to wine in Aubrey’s bedroom. But Dave has a thing for best friend Jane (Victoria Justice), and Aubrey is in an unsuccessful relationship with Ronny (James Frecheville), so over the course of the weekend the two attempt to help each other out, whilst denying the attraction to each other.
November 30, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
One Sundance-bound film that was an immediate standout to us when the full list of competition films was unveiled earlier this afternoon was Jonathan Kasdan’s “The First Time”, a romantic comedy about a couple of high schoolers who meet at a party and spend the weekend getting to know each other and fall in love, for the first time. Lucky for us, the film is also one of the first to reveal still images of scenes, which you can now see below.
“The Secret Circle” star Britt Robertson and “Teen Wolf” star Dylan O’Brien lead a promising cast that also includes “Submarine” breakout star Craig Roberts, “Animal Kingdom” star James Frecheville and “Victorious” star Victoria Justice, who is brimming with big screen potential in the lead-up to her starring role in Josh Schwartz’s directorial debut “Fun Size.” No stranger to teen angst, Kasdan made his directorial debut with 2007′s Adam Brody-Kristen Stewart drama “In the Land of Women” but has not directed anything since. He also wrote the screenplay for “The First Time.”
See the first three images from the film below.
February 18, 2011 | Posted by Linda Ge
Those mourning the early cancellation of The CW’s “Life Unexpected” won’t have to go too long missing Britt Robertson, who played the precocious orphan Lux. In addition to already signing onto a new series for the network – Kevin Williamson’s “Secret Circle” – Robertson is also making a leap to the big screen, taking the lead in “The First Time”, the actress’s reps confirmed to us today. In addition, Variety also reports fellow up and comer Dylan O’Brien will be joining her in the project directed by Jonathan Kasdan from his own screenplay, which chronicles the first weekend in a teenage couple’s blossoming relationship.
This is Kasdan’s first movie since his 2007 diectorial debut “In the Land of Women”, which starred Adam Brody and Kristen Stewart. Robertson can next be seen in Wes Craven’s “Scream 4″ while O’Brien is a lead on the new MTV series “Teen Wolf” and recently wrapped pot comedy “High Road” opposite Lizzy Caplan and SNL cast member Abby Elliot.