Apparently actress Britt Robertson likes a good challenge. Writer-director Jon Kasdan’s feature “The First Time” is basically an hour and a half of Robertson and Dylan O’Brien discussing their relationship woes, falling for one another and then talking about how they feel about each other.
Robertson plays Aubrey, a high school student dating an older guy (James Frencheville), who bumps into Dave (O’Brien) at a party. Dave’s busy stressing over how to approach his longtime crush (Victoria Justice), Aubrey gives him some pointers, one thing leads to another and the two come to realize that they understand each other far more than the people they’re chasing.
With so much dialogue and so much riding on the performances, the film could have gone either way and Robertson knew it. But she also knew that Kasdan had a firm handle on the story and the production, creating a prime environment for bringing out the best from the cast. With the film due out in theaters on October 19th, Robertson took the time to tell us all about the challenges and rewards of making “The First Time.” She also touched on her upcoming project, “The Delivery Man,” as well as the exit of her CW show, “The Secret Circle.”
Read about that and much more in our interview with Robertson below.
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Original plots don’t even seem to do the trick anymore. Whether the movie’s about an alien invasion, a hotel robbery, babysitting bad kids or a disastrous couples retreat, we wind up with a tiresome tone and jokes that feel awfully familiar. Lucky for Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill, their standard is slightly elevated by a stellar somewhat new find, Richard Ayoade.
Evan (Stiller) loves starting up local clubs. In fact, he doesn’t really have many friends, only the folks that join his groups and his employees at Costco. When his late night security guard is killed at the store, Evan takes it upon himself to track down his murderer by starting a neighborhood watch. When the first neighborhood watch meeting arrives, Evan is ready to go with pamphlets and a map of the town, but his only three members, Bob (Vince Vaughn) the intense yet loving father, Franklin (Jonah Hill) the police officer wannabe and the seemingly normal Jamarcus (Richard Ayoade) who enjoys a certain naughty fantasy would much rather party at Bob’s than take the neighborhood watch seriously with Evan.
However, when the guys come across some mysterious green goo that leads them to an out-of-this-world silver ball with the power to blow cows away, the fact that aliens have invaded their quaint little town of Glenview is undeniable. When the cops refuse to believe that the town is under attack, Evan, Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus have no choice but to man up, guzzle some beers and protect Glenview from the aliens themselves.
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