Cinema: Holding Hands

FIRST LOVE

Directed by Joan Darling

Screenplay by Jane Stanton Hitchcock

and David Freeman

This is a pleasant, inoffensive, somewhat dim little film that stakes everything on charm, its only asset, and just barely breaks even. William Katt and Susan Dey play a couple of college students who fall in love, with what seems to them great intensity. They have a lot of fun, have less fun (she has been having an affair with an older man, and it flares up briefly), get back together and have fun again, and then part. We see only...

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