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Kissing A Fool (1997)

tomatometer

38

Average Rating: 4.4/10
Critic Reviews: 8
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 5

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46

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In this romantic comedy, wealthy Chicago publisher Linda (Bonnie Hunt), hosting a wedding at her suburban estate, narrates the tale of how the couple arrived at the altar: Womanizing sportscaster Max (David Schwimmer) and novelist Jay (Jason Lee), friends since childhood, have different attitudes toward women. Incurable romantic Jay still carries a torch for his departed girlfriend Natasha (Vanessa Angel) and is unable to picture himself with any woman in the future. When Jay matches Max with

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Drama, Romance, Comedy

James Frey, Doug Ellin

Jul 21, 1998

Universal Pictures

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All Critics (47) | Top Critics (13) | Fresh (8) | Rotten (22)

The best part of this moderately entertaining comedy is Schwimmer's loutish, against-type performance.

May 20, 2004
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

A little more "Kissing" like this, and years from now it's quite possible "Friends" will be all Schwimmer is remembered for.

January 2, 2003 Full Review
Critics Inc./America Online

succeeds both as a look at the competitiveness lurking underneath many friendships and as an offbeat romantic comedy that allows Schwimmer to convincingly play against type.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette
Kalamazoo Gazette

A weak little piece of junk romantic comedy, mercilessly and lazily and literally using nostalgia as a method of manipulation.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

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