Wickedly Funny Tarantino-Esque, Crime Comedy Caper FIRST DATE Is Coming To Digital 17 January Following Sundance Selection
The best caper flick in forever, mixing Superbad and True Romance’ - Nerdist
‘A throwback caper… Funny yet full of action with a generous helping of a timeless romance for good measure’ - RogerEbert.com
‘Enticing, often funny, and a very easy watch’ - Flickering Myth
Put on your best garms and buckle up for a First Date to remember. This rip-roaring date night caper takes an unexpectedly wild and weird wrong turn, when a teenager tries to impress the girl of his dreams but ends up attracting more than his fair share of unwanted attention. This Tarantino-esque, crime comedy adventure made the official Sundance 2021 selection and is now set to arrive on UK digital 17 January from 101 Films.
Shy high schooler Mike (Tyson Brown) finally summons the courage to ask out his badass neighbour Kelsey (Shelby Duclos) only to realise he’s missing a key element for a successful date – a car. Panicked and low on cash, he’s conned into buying a beat up ‘65 Chrysler. Mike's plan to win over Kelsey soon turns into a surreal misadventure when they are they find themselves at the mercy of two cops, a criminal gang, and a vengeful cat lady. A night fuelled by desire, bullets, and burning rubber makes any other first date seem like a walk in the park.
In this perfectly executed throwback thrill ride, directing duo Manuel Crosby and Darren Knapp deftly weave together elements of dark comedy, teen romance, shoot 'em up action and classic coming-of-age story, creating a truly entertaining ride that never misses a beat. This refreshing mix of tones, coupled with a break-out performance from Tyson Brown as Mike, make First Date a truly outstanding first feature.
Forget Fred Sirieix for your matchmaking needs, this First Date will be love and laughs at first watch.
FIRST DATE IS RELEASED ON DIGITAL ON JANUARY 17
About 101 Films
101 Films is one of the largest independent distributors of film in the UK. Founded in 2011 and acquired by Amcomri Media Group in 2016, it remains one of the UK’s fastest growing independent entertainment brands, having acquired over 1,000 movies. In addition to its slate of new and modern movies for all rights, 101 Films’ Black and Red physical imprint continues to reinvent, restore and re-release cult and classic films on Blu Ray. 101 Films distributes across all forms of media: physical, digital, TV, SVOD and AVOD.