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The Kiss (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | Video 19 August 2005
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A newly promoted book editor discovers a potential best seller, although unfinished, manuscript buried in her predecessor's office. Moved by the passionate love story, she embarks on a journey to find the author and the missing ending.

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Gorman Bechard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Terence Stamp ... Philip Naudet
Francoise Surel ... Cara Thompson / Claire
Eliza Dushku ... Megan
Billy Zane ... Alan Roberts / young Philip Naudet
Illeana Douglas ... Joyce Rothman
Steven Gilborn ... Mumford
William Mapother ... Peter
Jossie Thacker Jossie Thacker ... Nurse
Steven Houska ... Fred Winoker
Patty McCormack ... Priscilla Standhope
Senta Moses Mikan ... Julianna (as Senta Moses)
Gary Bullock ... Donald Kellermen
Gerry McIntyre Gerry McIntyre ... Darryl
Jennifer Echols ... Post Mistress
Beans Morocco Beans Morocco ... Walt
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A newly promoted book editor discovers a potential best seller, although unfinished, manuscript buried in her predecessor's office. Moved by the passionate love story and drawing parallels to her own life, she embarks on a journey to find the author and the missing ending only to find an old loner who is still struggling to cope with the death of his wife twenty years prior. The two eventually form a close friendship, each drawing wisdom and strength from each other allowing him to write the final chapter on his romance with his wife before succumbing to cancer and inspiring her to find a lost love. Written by JaGs5

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friendship | true love | novel | See All (3) »

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The secret of life is written between the lines. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2005 (Brazil) See more »

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Trivia

Based on Robert Doisneau's famous 1950 photograph "Kiss by the Hotel de Ville". See more »

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While Megan and Cara are talking and sharing ice cream on a couch, Cara says that she is really 31 and the ice cream container is in Megan's hand. In the next shot, the container is in Cara's hand with no exchange taking place. See more »

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Cara Thompson: Where do you want to start?
Megan: I want to go back to the womb. My life had promise at that point.
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Phenomenal Supporting Cast Carries the Film
29 June 2005 | by QuicksandSee all my reviews

I liked this movie. I really did. I rented it on a whim, because of the presence of Eliza Dushku, Terrence Stamp and yes, I admit it, even Billy Zane. This is what the producers wanted me to do-- these are the actors featured most prominently on the DVD cover art. I was suckered, which is unfortunate, but I'm not mad I watched it.

The writing, direction, production value, and make-up are nothing I can complain about--- . This is a cute idea for a story and the music is pleasant and the costuming is really great, subtly but instantly telling you someone is an ex-professor, or party animal, or all business. The actors mentioned above really came to play, making the most of dialogue that varied from mediocre to cheesy, though the cheesy can be passed off as being quoted from a manuscript that is the center of the films plot.

My lone complaint, though this is a major one, is the actress playing the lead, Cara. She's awful. Atrocious. Community Theater bad. She has one facial expression-- this goofy, awkward smile-- which goes away when she says her lines, then returns instantly. Every actor around her exudes charisma and demands your attention just by being there, but Francoise Surel (the DVD credits say she's a former make-up artist) is a blank slate, her several costume changes are more interesting than she is.

All I can think is, the director cast his girlfriend, which was unfortunate because the rest of the movie works so well around her. Ultimately it doesn't matter, because even with a skilled, experienced or interesting actress in the lead, the film still wouldn't be worthy of a theatrical release, but it was still sweet and charming nonetheless. Perhaps a subplot would have helped-- though it doesn't feel like it, the film only runs 80 minutes.

I can see the producers sitting in their office... "Wow, Terrence Stamp said yes? We're LUCKY to get Terrence Stamp. Eliza Dushku said yes? Wow, she's really popular, we're LUCKY to get Eliza Dushku. Ileana Douglas said yes? Wow, she's an indie-QUEEN, we're LUCKY to get Ileana Douglas. Now, we need to cast the romantic lead, to really bring in an audience... hmm.... do you think Francoise Surel is available?"

Yeah, she's totally some dudes girlfriend. She might be nice in real life, but on film she's just a 6-foot skinny-as-a-rail liability (with D-cups, which seems unlikely). Still, this charming, slightly predictable movie overcomes her... by a hair. It's sweet, romantic and better than whatever is on Lifetime this week.... worth a look.


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