Saturday, 27 July 2013

Movie Review: The First Time

The First Time is a coming-of-age rom-com about the mixed feelings that two teenagers experienced as they fall in love for the first time and eventually decide to lose their virginity together. The film aims to show the nervousness, hesitation, insecurity and excitement that every teenager would experience when they lose their virginity the first time, but it fails to capture the feelings perfectly.

Although the meetup and development of the relationship happens so fast that it feels a bit artificial, but the on-screen chemistry between the two leads is so convincing that you eventually believe that they developed a solid connection somewhere along the way. How the relationship develops between them is seemingly simple: they find each other easy to talk with, share their feelings without fear or distrust, walks her home, etc.It's sweet and charming. The film is dialogue-heavy but feels fresh and slightly different than typical American coming-of-age rom-com nowadays. We care about them and wish that they could have a happy ending.

However, when the long-awaited key moment of consummation arrives, it just cuts away and fade to black, leaving the audience to speculate or ponder what actually happened is a bit of a letdown.There's no compelling insights to be found and the film feels ordinary when the credits roll. Despite its shortcomings, it's still an enjoyable light romantic comedy film to watch.

Rating: 6.5/10

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