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Watch: Trailer For Jon Kasdan's Teen-Virgin Romantic Comedy 'The First Time'

by Cain Rodriguez
October 4, 2012 10:39 AM
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If there’s one genre that will never go out of style, it’s the coming-of-age film. On the heels of the theatrical release of “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower” -- which we greatly enjoyed -- is a trailer for the upcoming Sundance-tipped and Jon Kasdan-helmed film “The First Time.”

Written and directed by Kasdan -- yes, son of that Kasdan -- the film focuses on the burgeoning romance between two virginal teens as they navigate the hormone-fueled rough waters of adolescence. With the cast of teen stars -- Dylan O’Brien, Britt Robertson, Craig Roberts and Victoria Justice -- and based on Kasdan’s previous effort, the cloying “In The Land Of Women,” we can’t really see how the film will resist falling into typical teen-film shmaltz. Though, to be fair, it was an official selection for Sundance earlier this year, so the committee must have seen something in the film. Here's the official synopsis:

Dave (O'Brien) is a high school senior who spends most of his time pining away over a girl he can’t have. Aubrey (Robertson), a junior with artistic aspirations, has a hot boyfriend who doesn’t quite understand her or seem to care. Dave and Aubrey meet one night at a party. A casual conversation sparks an instant connection, and, over the course of a weekend, things turn magical, romantic, complicated and funny as Aubrey and Dave discover what it's like to fall in love for the first time. Director/screenwriter Jonathan Kasdan skillfully captures a moment of adolescence that rings resolutely true.

“The First Time” will hit theaters on October 19th -- kind of late to start marketing, isn't it? Check out the trailer below.

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  • Anon | October 4, 2012 2:07 PMReply

    Trivia Logan Lerman was offered the part of Dave but he opted out as there would be a conflict with the filming of Perks of Being a Wallflower. Tracking board announced that he was the first choice for the role. Saw this, a little meh but Britt robertson has something going on. As for lerman, he made the right decision to do Perks instead

  • Minka | October 10, 2012 10:53 AM

    That's not exactly accurate. There was no conflict with Perks. Lerman was offered the role initially but they decided against him because he was demanding too many re-writes on the script and disapproved all of the selected leading ladies so they offered the role to Dylan O'Brien.

  • Connor | October 4, 2012 1:07 PMReply

    Ever since Easy A, American Teen films have been doing really well recently. Hope this film continues the trend.

  • Chris | October 4, 2012 11:13 AMReply

    Would be worth checking out for Dylan O'Brien. This is going to sound dumb if you haven't seen it, but hes really amazing in Teen Wolf on MTV. Its a pretty mindless cheesy show, but he has a great presence...I think he'll be a big star one day.

  • layla | October 10, 2012 11:01 AM

    Chris, I completely agree. Dylan O'Brien is the best part of Teen Wolf and has a charisma & presence that is very special. Anytime he's on the screen I can't stop watching him. His comedic timing is flawless and his dramatic scenes are always moving. I think he's an incredibly talented kid and agree that he has the makings of a star.

  • jmp | October 4, 2012 11:42 AM

    Chris, he is not great. He is passable. And, I am being kind.

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