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      First Love

      R 1977 1 hr. 31 min. Romance List
      Reviews 57% 50+ Ratings Audience Score A college student (William Katt) high on Dante falls in love with a coed (Susan Dey), then learns she's seeing an older man. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Feb 20 Buy Now

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      Audience Member year s/b 1977 not 2013 and as a sidebar I had such a crush on william katt Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting portrait of a man's first love in college. Great cast includes early roles for John Heard, Beverly D'Angelo, Swoozie Kurtz and lead William Katt. Only really known name was Susan Dey coming off her role in the TV series "The Partridge Family." Very "adult" for the time in regards to sex and nudity. Problem with the film lies in some poor focus in the story and direction. I could have done with fewer slow motion shots of Katt doing soccer practice runs and more exploration of the characters and their motivations which seem completely haphazard. Music includes songs by Cat Stevens and Paul Williams and an uncredited underscore by John Barry very reminiscent of his score for "The Gathering" done around the same time. (FYI, the Rotten Tomatoes synopsis for this film is completely wrong.) Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member I was already a "Greatest American Hero" fan for 30 years before I recently watched this movie (I was 9 years old when it came out, and unable to watch it then), but I thought William Katt did a great job in this movie as a young man in love for the first time, with a woman who doesn't know what she wants. My main question through the movie was, "Where can *I* find a guy like that??" It was an enjoyable movie with a bittersweet ending, and William Katt was hot as usual! Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member "Why doesn't anyone tell you there's a difference between making love and being in love?" A post-Partridge Family Susan Dey and a pre-Greatest American Hero William Katt star in this very explicit (especially for 1977) sex romp about first love at college. John Heard co-stars as his roomate, Beverly D'Angelo as his sometime girlfriend, and a sort of young looking Robert Loggia as Susan Dey's older, married lover. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Augusto Martínez Torres El Pais (Spain) The first part is a small masterpiece of dark humor. But the second part is too rushed and poorly structured. Nevertheless, this is one of Dino Risi's best comedies. [Full Review in Spanish] Aug 7, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis A college student (William Katt) high on Dante falls in love with a coed (Susan Dey), then learns she's seeing an older man.
      Director
      Joan Darling
      Screenwriter
      David Freeman, Jane Stanton Hitchcock
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 11, 2019
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