Kissed (1997)



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This more-than offbeat outing offers a surprisingly sensitive, somewhat romantic portrait of a necrophiliac. Sandra works in a funeral home where she finds herself irresistibly drawn to the deceased men within. Her boyfriend tries to help Sandra with her creepy obsession, but it is an uphill battle all the way.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Barbara Gowdy, Angus Fraser, Lynne Stopkewich
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 23, 2005
British Columbia Films



as Sandra Larson

as Mr. Wallis

as Young Sandra

as Biology Teacher

as Detective

as Mother Larson

as Father Larson

as Lisa Brown

as Minister

as Mourner

as Embalming Prof.

as Gurney Goner

as Cancer Corpse

as Tony the Torso

as Prep Room Demo

as Dead Madonna

as Class Carcass

as Lucky Stiff

as Coffin Deceased

as Long Gone
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Critic Reviews for Kissed

All Critics (42) | Top Critics (15)

This uncommonly assured feature debut takes a metaphysical view of necrophilia.

January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Entertainment Weekly
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Globe and Mail
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | April 11, 1997
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Kissed

Creative progression and fantastic casting doesn't quite counterbalance the creepy necrophilic premise.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer


Kissed is the Citizen Kane of films involving necrophilia. it's directed very well by Lynne Stopkewich in lighting, cinematography and an emotional way of exploring the subject. I really can't think of any other film where the corpse is a male and a living breathing woman is female. This is not an exploitation movie about having sex with the dead, but an art movie about loving them romantically. The central character, played by Molly Parker, has had a fascination with death since being a child. She isn't obsessed, she just finds it compelling.

It is difficult to recommend or even mention this film without getting odd looks, or questions about your own sexual behavior. But this film isn't about exploring a sexual perversion, but questioning the boundaries of love, sex, death, and the search for transcendence. Well done.

El Hombre Invisible

Super Reviewer


About a girl at a mortuary who finds an attraction to the dead bodies - it sounds bad, but actually it's quite tastefully done, and offers an interesting insight.

Lafe Fredbjornson

Super Reviewer

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