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      First Love, Last Rites

      R Released Sep 10, 1997 1 hr. 41 min. Romance List
      40% 10 Reviews Tomatometer 43% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score A couple (Natasha Gregson Wagner, Giovanni Ribisi) fall in and out of love in a shack they share with her young brother (Eli Marienthal) in the Louisiana bayou. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member This is a strange movie. The young stars spend a lot of time at home being bored, then they have sex, get bored again, listen to a phonograph, have sex, get bored again, talk, talk and talk. Natasha Gregson Wagner looks and sounds so much like her mother sometimes it is eerie. Slow moving, I think it was meant to be that way, perhaps to get the feeling of swampy Louisiana. Wagner's character is very unappealing, and it really hurts the film, but I liked her performance. Offbeat, and it sure doesn't make you feel warm all over.There didn't seem to be much point to the film. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member I think this film is very interesting, and in a lot of ways it really does remind me of my youth. There is a definite uncertainty hanging about the two characters in the film, and you you get the sense that they are not quite sure who they are or where they are going. They are looking to one another to provide those answers but, finding that such relief isn't there, they become even further detached. I really like the way their relationship was examined and presented. It's a very careful portrait of adolescent innocence, and the transition into adulthood that comes with the very sudden, stark realization that you have lost it already, and you didn't even know it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member good not more but i liked it Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member great ............................. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review Audience Member 50/100. This is a strange movie. The young stars spend a lot of time at home being bored, then they have sex, get bored again, listen to a phonograph, have sex, get bored again, talk, talk and talk. Natasha Gregson Wagner looks and sounds so much like her mother sometimes it is eerie. Slow moving, I think it was meant to be that way, perhaps to get the feeling of swampy Louisiana. Wagner's character is very unappealing, and it really hurts the film, but I liked her performance. Offbeat, and it sure doesn't make you feel warm all over.There didn't seem to be much point to the film. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly Rated: C Sep 7, 2011 Full Review Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Rated: 2.5/5 Jan 1, 2000 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Jesse Peretz's feature directing debut is a dull portrait of an idyllic first love between two misfits. Rated: C Aug 16, 2011 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Doesn't seem destined for box office success, but it's an impressive first film, and one I found myself thinking about for days afterward. Rated: 3.5/4 May 26, 2006 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 4/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 4/5 Dec 8, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis A couple (Natasha Gregson Wagner, Giovanni Ribisi) fall in and out of love in a shack they share with her young brother (Eli Marienthal) in the Louisiana bayou.
      Director
      Jesse Peretz
      Executive Producer
      Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte, Amanda Temple
      Screenwriter
      Ian McEwan, David Ryan, Jesse Peretz
      Distributor
      Trimark Pictures, Strand Releasing
      Production Co
      Forensic Films
      Rating
      R
      Genre
      Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Sep 10, 1997, Original
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $40.5K
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Ultra-Stereo