Saturday, May 19, 2007

Movie Watch! - The Last Kiss

The Last Kiss (2006) - You know, I wasn't the biggest fan of Garden State, so I had pretty low expectations. That probably helped with the pleasantly surprised feelings I had after this one. Zach Braff didn't write or direct this one, which may have helped, and actually it's a remake of a 2001 Italian film that was pretty well-received, so that may also explain something. Either way, Braff and Jacinda Barrett play Michael and Jenna, a young couple with a baby on the way in Madison, Wisconsin. Their relationship seems secure, even as the love lives of everyone around them seem to just dissolve in bitter disillusionment. Well, of course, cute as a button Kim (played by cuter than a button Rachel Bilson) comes along to throw it all off. Aching realism and uneasy revelations abound. Be prepared. But a worthy enough effort in the end. 6.5/10

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