First Love, Last Rites Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for First Love, Last Rites the Movie

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Peretz moved his atmospheric debut feature (adapted from a short story by Ian McEwan) from the English coast to the bayous of Louisiana. There local gal Sissel (Gregson Wagner) is shacking up with fish-out-of-water Brooklyn boy Joey (Ribisi). They have a lot of sex. Sissel finally introduces Joey to her crazy father Henry (Burke) and the two men get involved in an eel-catching business. Then Sissel and Joey start spatting and soon they're not having sex anymore and their romance drifts away. The film does look really good.


CinemaNow, 4553 Glencoe Ave., Ste. 200, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292, URL:, Remarks: Formerly known as Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Available on VHS
Running time 93 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Drama, Obsessive Love, American South, Adapted from a Story
Jesse Peretz, David Ryan
Natasha Gregson Wagner, Giovanni Ribisi, Robert John Burke, Eli Marienthal
Tom Richmond
Jesse Peretz
Craig (Shudder to Think) Wedren
Scott Macaulay, Robin O'Hara, Herbert Beigel, Gramercy Pictures

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