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.