First Love, Last Rites

  • 1998
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

Lethargic, monotonous and dopey, this tale of doomed love directed by Lemonheads bassist turned music-video director Jesse Peretz (best known for his Jimmy McBride the cab driver ad campaign for MTV), sits like a load of molasses on an ulcer. Based on a short story by Ian McEwan, Peretz's lumpy, ungainly feature debut is steeped in the claustrophobic intimacy...read more