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Un Baiser s'il vous plaît (Shall We Kiss?) Reviews

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Charming, but too contrived for a great turn on

Full Review Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 3/5

July 8, 2009
David Stratton
The Australian

The quiet joys of Shall We Kiss? are to be found not only in the observational writing and the pitch-perfect performances but in the way the mood shifts from tantalising foreplay to more serious matters.

Full Review Source: The Australian | Original Score: 3/5

June 26, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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More quirky than wacky, this winning comedy only hits its romantic high when we return to that framing story, the storyteller who won't casually kiss because she knows, damn well, there's no such thing as a casual 'French' kiss.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 4/5

June 24, 2009
David Stratton
At the Movies (Australia)

The influence of Woody Allen is obvious, but Mouret -- though he overdoes the tics and hesitancies of his nervous lover -- manages to make this combination of humour, sex and pain all his own.

Full Review Source: At the Movies (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

June 19, 2009
Justin Strout
Orlando Weekly

It's the kind of total submission to a filmmaker that's usually reserved for edge-of-your-seat thrillers and, in a way, that's what Mouret has made: an expertly suspenseful romance.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly | Original Score: 5/5

June 18, 2009
Jonathan F. Richards
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Mouret is the cinematic offspring of Woody Allen and Eric Rohmer. From the former he takes the actor-director presenting himself as neurotic but satisfying lover; from the latter he absorbs the pleasure of extended talk. Mouret's talk is enjoyable, but i

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June 13, 2009
Julie Rigg
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

The film goes badly awry, I think. There is something coy and miscalculated about it all. Mouret is quite talented as an actor, but maybe it's time he found another writer.

Full Review Source: MovieTime, ABC Radio National

June 12, 2009
Amy Wheeler
FILMINK (Australia)

This is not your average romantic comedy. Shall We Kiss? simply delights.

Full Review Source: FILMINK (Australia)

June 12, 2009
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

It's a breezy, entertaining little film that ends up being more sophisticated and thoughtful about love than it first appears. Sometimes a kiss is just a kiss, and sometimes it's a lot more.

Full Review Source: Capital Times (Madison, WI) | Original Score: 3/4

June 12, 2009
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald

[The] polite inquiry [of the title] pretty well sums up the tone of this featherweight ensemble comedy about French people falling in and out of love.

Full Review Source: Sydney Morning Herald | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 12, 2009
Simon Weaving

This is a delicate and naïve piece of French fluff, part love story, part morality tale, part bedroom farce, and all very much in the style of writer-director-actor Emmanuel Mouret, a kind of comatose Woody Allen character.

Full Review Source: Screenwize | Original Score: 3.5/5

June 11, 2009
Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

The addiction of French cinema to stories of love, lust, betrayal and romance continues unabated in the hands of Emmanuel Mouret, playing unassuming characters on screen in his own films, like this one

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

June 5, 2009
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

A kiss, like this deceptively simple love story, is none A kiss, like this deceptively simple love story, is none too simple at all.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

June 5, 2009
Sean Means
Salt Lake Tribune

You cannot talk yourself into passion, nor can you talk yourself out of it. The naive characters in Emmanuel Mouret's chatty romance try anyway.

| Original Score: 2/4

May 22, 2009
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Refreshingly, Mouret also shows that marital infidelity is not without serious repercussions.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City | Original Score: 3/4

May 21, 2009
Sarah Boslaugh

Shall We Kiss? ...takes place in an obviously fictional world where everyone is sophisticated and beautiful and lives in great apartments ...

Full Review Source: Playback:stl | Original Score: 7/10

May 15, 2009
Michael Smith
Tulsa World

There's a lot to like about Shall We Kiss? once it really gets going, which is about one-third of the way into the picture.

Full Review Source: Tulsa World | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 15, 2009
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

Shall We Kiss? is not without charms, but the crux of the characters' quandary is about as monochromatic as the clothes they wear.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 14, 2009
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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This quintessentially French bonbon is both sweet and dry, with just enough complexity to confound the fast-food appetite.

Full Review Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Original Score: 3/4

May 14, 2009
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Feels like not only a small masterpiece, but like an object lesson for everything that's wrong with the American romantic comedy.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 4/5

May 6, 2009
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