Starring: Britt Robertson, Dylan O'Brien, Victoria Justice, Christine Taylor
Written and directed by Jon Kasdan
Plot: Two high school kids meet and strike up an unusual friendship that turns into something they might not be ready for.
Most high school films of late are about nothing but getting laid and getting drunk with raunchy and raucous outcomes so the film The First Time is a new change of pace in the high school genre and also a nice throwback to John Hughes Films.
The film starts out with Dan( Dylan O'Brien) in an alley outside a party talking to himself about his crush the unattainable Jane (a much more adult Victoria Justice then were used to) when Aubrey (Britt Robertson) interrupts him. She's dating Ronny( James Frecheville) a wannabee musician with only one thing on his mind regarding Aubrey.
Dan and Aubrey instantly connect and have no problems talking about everything and everything even intimate matters. He walks her home and she invites him in her house. We instantly know where all this is heading but the two leads are very good with great chemistry and we as the audience want to go along with them. When the time comes for Dan and Aubrey's first time its feels just as awkward and real as it probably is in real life ( I know I had flashbacks to my first time and the awkwardness of that situation).
Writer director Jon Kasdan( son of the great Lawrence Kasdan) has managed to take a sweet realistic story and give the audience a true depiction of not only high school life, but what goes on with teenagers when they discuss having sex. In less capable hands this film could of been another teen sex comedy currently in rotation in film.