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Adam is a rich industrialist, who aspires to a more cultured world. Spurred on by playful jibes that he is little more than a city suit living the capitalist's dream, this frustrated amateur opera singer decides to throw an opera in his lavish country retreat. Once his friends see him belting out the notes, he feels sure it will spell the end to their shallow taunts. In fact, it might even help him win the hand of a female conductor he has been pursuing whom - it just so happens - is the first to be recruited for his showpiece.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 11
- Fresh: 2
- Rotten: 9
- Average Rating: 3.6/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: A pallid gloss of a work that teems with deception, disguise and mistaken identity, not to mention humor.
Rotten: It's hard to explain why every character in 1st Night behaves like an adolescent in a sitcom.
Rotten: The movie may appeal to theater aficionados and Juilliard undergrads, but to the average moviegoer, it's a trudge.
Rotten: The political dynamic that underpins The Rules of the Game is nonexistent in 1st Night, which is fixated entirely on the zany sexcapades of its characters.
Music and fun
lush, comic and with a great parade of characters. Clearly those who saw it liked it more than the critics above. Perhaps if more of those who bought reviewed it would be a classic.