"First Reformed" is a 2017 American drama film directed by Paul Schrader.
The starring cast includes Ethan Hawke, Amanda Seyfried, Victoria Hill, Philip Ettinger, Michael Gaston, Cedric Kyles, Bill Hoag, Cedric the Entertainer, Kristin Villanueva, Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz and others.

Here are "First Reformed" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for First Reformed movie?

A24 on Thursday, March 29, 2018 released the trailer for "First Reformed" you can watch here:
First Reformed | Official Trailer HD | A24.

Plot summary

What is First Reformed movie plot?

Here is a short review of "First Reformed" movie plot summary.

Ernst Toller (Ethan Hawke) is the pastor of the First Reformed Church in Snowbridge, New York, who is struggling with a crisis of faith. The film opens with him writing down his thoughts in a journal, which he plans to keep for a year, and then destroy. He leads a 250-year-old Dutch Reformed Church which was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. It faces dwindling attendance under Toller's leadership, which has taken the church away from its historical focus on Calvinist theology; it now serves mostly as a tourist attraction. Toller, a former military chaplain, is also struggling with the death of his son Joseph, who was killed in the Iraq War, and with alcoholism. Toller seeks a deeper spiritual understanding through reading Roman Catholic writers (G. K. Chesterton and Thomas Merton) and mystical books (The Cloud of Unknowing). This leads him to seek support from Abundant Life, the evangelical megachurch in Albany that owns First Reformed.
He is approached by Mary (Amanda Seyfried), who is seeking counseling for Michael (Philip Ettinger), her radical-environmentalist husband. Michael further challenges Toller's beliefs: he explains that he wants Mary to get an abortion, because he does not want to bring a child into a world that will be rendered almost uninhabitable by climate change. Mary finds a suicide vest belonging to her husband in their garage. Toller takes it, promising to counsel Michael about it. Mary and Toller discuss going to the police, but Toller feels it would worsen Michael's state. Just before their next appointment, Michael sends Toller a text message asking to meet in a local park. Toller arrives to find Michael dead of a self-inflicted shotgun wound. In accordance with Michael's will and testament, a service is held at a local toxic-waste dump, where his ashes are scattered.


Who plays who in the First Reformed movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "First Reformed" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Ethan Hawke  as Pastor Ernst Toller leader of a tiny historic church
Amanda Seyfried  as Mary Mensana a pregnant widow and parishioner at First Reformed
Victoria Hill  as Esther a worker at Abundant Life
Philip Ettinger  as Michael Mensana a radical environmentalist and anti-natalist whose suicide emboldens Toller
Michael Gaston  as Edward Balq local industrialist and financier of Abundant Life
Bill Hoag  as John Elder church organist at First Reformed (Performed by William E. Gati on the organ for Music Department and Soundtrack)
Cedric the Entertainer  as Jeffers (as Cedric Antonio Kyles)
Kristin Villanueva  as Nurse
Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz  as Middle-Aged Tourist
Ken Forman  as Middle-Aged Man (as Ken Foreman)
Christopher Dylan White  as College Student
Frank Rodriguez  as Sheriff
Gary Lee Mahmoud  as Doctor
Joseph Anthony Jerez  as War Vet in Wheelchair (as Joseph Jerez)
Sue Jean Kim  as Suriya
Miah Velasquez  as Rose (as Miah Issabella Velasquez)
Tyler Bourke  as Benny
Natalie Woolams-Torres  as Clerk
Van Hansis  as Roger
Ramon Nuรฑez  as Jason (as Ramon Nunez)
Delano Montgomery  as Jake
Satchel Eden Bell  as Cynthia
Jon Rua  as 1st Repairman
Otis Edward Cotton  as 2nd Repairman
Mark Havlis  as Pancake House Owner
Erica Fae  as 1st Secretary
Prudence Wright Holmes  as Balq Industries Tour Guide
Ronald Peet  as Choir
Juliet Schlefer  as Choir
Elanna White  as Choir
Olivia Rose Cohenher  as Choir
Jake Alden-Falconer  as Choir
Eric Lockley  as Choir
Krystina Alabado  as Choir

Release date

When is First Reformed movie release date?

"First Reformed" movie release date was scheduled to be on August 31, 2017 (Venice) and on May 18, 2018 (United States) distributing by A24, GEM Entertainment, Film & TV House, Festival Films S.L., Spentzos Films, Transformer, ABMO Films, Films4You, Universal Pictures and Versus Entertainment.


What are First Reformed filming details?

The duration of the film is 113 minutes. With a budget of $3.5 million, the film grossed over $4 million.

"First Reformed" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about First Reformed movie?

"First Reformed" movie got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.1/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 93/100. The audience also likes the film.

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