The First TimeSamuel Goldwyn Films/courtesy Everett Collection

Although not necessarily reinventing the wheel, The First Time (out today) offers a fresh, enjoyable, and surprisingly poignant take on the should-we-or-shouldn’t-we high school rom-com. Aubrey (the delightful Britt Robertson from under-appreciated CW series The Secret Circle) and Dave (Dylan O’Brien) meet, become fast friends, and then more, all while offering up witty repartee that harkens back to old-school screwball comedies. Robertson and O’Brien are adorable, and the dialogue is bouncy and intelligent. This sweet, earnest, entertaining film will almost make you wish you were back in high school. Almost. Find out where it’s playing near you.

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