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7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6

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  1. Oct 10, 2012
    4
    Our unsmiling protagonist pines on and on through bedrooms, country houses, architect school, and late adolescence and early adulthood, unable to get a real life because she can't get the old boyfriend off her mind. At least she learned to let go of a hat!
  2. Aug 17, 2012
    8
    Sweet and harmless, this film evokes emotion and memories. As a viewer who's at the same age as the characters in the film, I can relate to some of the things and still learn from how much the characters change and mature themselves, regardless how their relationship evolves.
  3. Apr 25, 2012
    5
    Although well-made in terms of direction, photography, and performance, this film cannot escape the maudlin qualities of the traditional love story. The lovers are callow and perhaps underdeveloped, so it is impossible to care much about them. If you find that the film's title puts you on the verge of allergic reaction, do not go.
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80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Jun 27, 2012
    75
    We think of first love as sweet and valuable, a blessed if hazardous condition. This film, deeper than it seems, dares to suggest that beyond a certain point, it can represent a tragedy.
  2. Reviewed by: Walter Addiego
    Jun 22, 2012
    75
    Goodbye First Love doesn't badger the viewer into drawing conclusions. It's interested in showing, with great compassion, how Camille comes to a fuller understanding of the world and herself, without the sort of prefab lessons more often found in films than in real life.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Williams
    May 25, 2012
    75
    Goodbye First Love is like a postcard from a lost Eden, a painfully pure oasis where we're not allowed to linger.