Luke and Brie Are on a First Date

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"It seems to be going well"
  • NR
  • 2008
  • 1 hr 12 min
  • 7.0  (111)

Luke and Brie Are on a First Date is a charming and honest indie romantic comedy directed by Chad Hartigan. Released in 2008, the film follows two young twenty-somethings, Luke (George Ducker) and Brie (Meghan Webster) who meet and hit it off at a party. The titular first date takes place the next day, and the movie unfolds in real time as the couple wanders through a sun-drenched Los Angeles, getting to know each other, and navigating the ups and downs of modern romance.

Luke is a struggling jazz musician who has been rejected from music school and is still trying to find his feet in L.A.'s music scene. He's a bit lost and unsure of his future, but he's charming and likable. Brie, on the other hand, is a high school math teacher who is much more put together. She's smart, confident, and has a stable career, but she's also a bit guarded and can come across as aloof.

Throughout their date, Luke and Brie get to know each other in a series of vignettes that are both funny and poignant. They visit a farmers' market, play mini-golf, and even ride a ferris wheel. As they move from one activity to the next, they talk about everything from their favorite bands to their fears and insecurities.

One of the standout aspects of the movie is the chemistry between George Ducker and Meghan Webster. There's a naturalness to their interactions that feels authentic and unforced, and their conversations are full of the awkward pauses and moments of miscommunication that anyone who has been on a first date can relate to.

The film also has a great soundtrack, featuring original jazz compositions by Ducker and other musicians, as well as a mix of indie rock and folk music. The music adds to the film's laid-back, easygoing atmosphere, and helps to convey the emotional ups and downs of Luke and Brie's evening together.

While the movie has its share of funny and lighthearted moments, it also delves into more serious themes, such as fear of commitment, the pressure to succeed, and the difficulties of pursuing a career in the arts. There are moments when Luke and Brie butt heads, and it becomes clear that they have different priorities and goals. Despite these challenges, though, they find themselves drawn to each other, and their shared experiences throughout the evening begin to create a bond between them.

Luke and Brie Are on a First Date is a wonderful slice-of-life movie that will resonate with anyone who has ever been on a first date or struggled to find their place in the world. It's a refreshingly honest portrayal of modern romance, showing both the joys and the difficulties of trying to connect with another person. With its winning cast, great soundtrack, and gentle humor, Luke and Brie Are on a First Date is a movie that is sure to leave you feeling charmed and uplifted.

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    1 hr 12 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (111)