The Last Kiss (2006)

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Critic Consensus: You'll either find the The Last Kiss to be a phony bore or a refreshing take about young 20-somethings at the crossroads between their carefree lifestyle and responsibility. Zach Braff and the rest of the appealing cast make the case for the latter.


Movie Info

A successful 30-year-old (Zach Braff) with a the perfect girlfriend (Jacinda Barrett) and a lucrative outlook on life struggles with the increasing pressures of adulthood as he weighs the merits of settling down with the woman who loves him against risking it all to be with a comely co-ed (Rachel Bilson) in director Tony Goldwyn's remake of Gabriele Muccino's 2001 comedy drama. Crash and Million Dollar Baby screenwriter Paul Haggis adapts a script originally penned by Italian filmmaker Muccino, … More

Rating: R (for sexuality, nudity and language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Paul Haggis, Gabriele Muccino
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 26, 2006
Box Office: $11.5M
Runtime:
Paramount - Official Site

Cast


as Michael

as Professor Bowler

as Danielle

as Natasha Petrov

as Izzy's Mother

as Mark's Uncle

as Stripper No. 1

as Stripper No. 2

as Mark's Father

as Mark's Mother

as Arianna's Lover

as Architect Partner

as Young Architect

as Secretary

as Female Patient

as Camper Salesman

as Uncle Gary

as Neighbor

as Gardener

as University Professor

as Man Jogging
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Critic Reviews for The Last Kiss

All Critics (137) | Top Critics (39)

Only the most rabid chick-flick fan will fail to notice that it's the movie that's all wet.

November 24, 2006
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

Relatively compelling at the time, it's just a bit too glib to resonate for much longer afterwards.

Full Review… | October 19, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Danner will surely win an Oscar if enough people see this film, but the real point is that her stormy, erratic gender-bender Lear performance elevates The Last Kiss above a well-made genre drama.

Full Review… | October 7, 2006
Salon.com
Top Critic

A nicely unsentimental look at modern relationships, The Last Kiss suffers a bit from haphazardness in its construction, but holds up through a strong cast and solid writing.

Full Review… | March 29, 2011
ComingSoon.net

The Last Kiss isn't afraid of exploding romantic conventions--um, at least not at first. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | June 19, 2009
Groucho Reviews

One of the most underrated films of 2006 with a criminally under-appreciated performance from Casey Affleck...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

Audience Reviews for The Last Kiss

½

All the women (besides Anna played by the timeless Blythe Danner) are caricatures. Lisa's just a bitch on wheels, and Jenna's knife-wielding outbursts are all too melodramatic and one-note (not a fault of Jacinda Barrett's per se). She is described as being "like a guy" (what, like those sporty-sexy lesbians who will marry your boyfriends?), but never does that actually come through in her actions. If pregnancy hormones are to blame, there should nevertheless be layers to the outbursts.

The male characters are all interesting: from sex-god Kenny to hapless schmuck Izzy. I especially dig Casey Affleck's Chris, stuck in an unhappy marriage and amateur fatherhood. The entire sequence of him having to keep Michael's secret about cheating on Jenna but not wanting to lie is painfully awkward, thus funny.

I'd be more okay with this movie if it just stuck with the thirty-somethings. Michael's affair with Kim provides an inciting incident, but nothing really happens besides kissing in the rain and a mix CD (come on!). Kim is written to be so twee and lame, and Rachel Bilson bats her doe-eyes through it to no great effect.

aliceinpunderland
Alice Shen

Super Reviewer

Jenna and Michael are in love and are sincerely committed to each other. When he learns that Jenna is pregnant, he's overwhelmed initially. However, after a while, he begins to panic. He's confused since things are going his way, as planned, and life holds no surprises for him. Although he doesn't admit it to Jenna, he begins to doubt how long their relationship will last, especially when he's surrounded by friends (and even Jenna's mother) going through crisis in their relationship. When Kim enters his life, he falls for her only to realize that he loves only Jenna. So, will he be able to make things right and save their relationship?

Sounds conventional, doesn't it? Well, it is. Besides, it's so full of cliches. (I wish they'd managed to avoid them. But then, we wouldn't be having a film, would we? Yet, at the very least, they could have reduced its proportion; there surely was no need for such an ample quantity.) Nevertheless, the movie does have its fair share of funny moments and witty dialogues. Even after undergoing all the cliches, I didn't find the movie terrible. In fact (and to my own surprise, don't ask me why because I don't know that myself), I found it entertaining enough. I won't comment about the lead pair, but the supporting cast was incredible, with the exception of Blythe Danner.

Whether or not the movie is any good, I'm the final judge on that. And I guess I'm gonna reserve its outcome until the Judgment Day. Doesn't sound too good, does it? Well then, how about this: Whether or not the movie is any good, I guess you'll have to check it out for yourself. So long.

imrealgod
familiar stranger

Super Reviewer

½

I just watched this movie and all I can think is that there was sooo much yelling. I don't think I expected so much yelling from the preview but I also know that it was forever ago that I saw a preview.

purplemegan
Megan S

Super Reviewer

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