Kiss the Bride

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Director C. Jay Cox explores the complex social and sexual landscapes of contemporary America with this heartfelt romantic comedy about a gay male who just discovered that the love of his life is about to tie the knot -- with a woman! Back in high school, Matt (Philipp Karner) and Ryan (James O'Shea ) were more than just best friends. But ten years after graduation, this once-inseparable pair has lost contact. One day, seemingly out of the blue, Matt receives an invitation to Ryan's wedding. Of course, there has been plenty of time for Ryan to develop new relationships in the ten long years since he and Matt last spoke, but the last thing Matt would ever expect is for his former high-school love to fall for a member of the "fairer sex." Convinced that Ryan is about to be taken advantage of by a scheming she-devil, Matt races back to the small hometown he once left behind and prepares to save his true love from a life of marital despair. Upon meeting perky bride-to-be Alex (Tori Spelling), however, Matt slowly begins to understand what it is that Ryan sees in her. Still, Matt can't mess up the opportunity to let the love of his life slip through his fingers, and ultimately decides to come clean about his true feelings for Ryan. Trouble is, Ryan views his romance with Matt as nothing more than a high school fling. As the wedding day draws near and long-buried emotions begin to bubble to the surface, Matt realizes that his feelings for Ryan are stronger than ever before, and his attempts to reconcile the past with the present will ultimately pave the road into an uncertain future.

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Critic Reviews for Kiss the Bride

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (3) | Fresh (2) | Rotten (5)

  • This is another one of those poorly-acted, TV sitcoms that only gets into film fests because it has two guys kissing. That Tori Spelling stars is enough of a review by itself.

    Jul 29, 2011 | Full Review…
  • At first, the supremely silly vibe offers a fair amount of fun. But then Cox switches gears and gets serious, which is a huge mistake.

    May 30, 2008 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • A breakout movie could be made from Lieberman's premise, but Cox and his TV-caliber cast simply aren't cut out for the challenge.

    Apr 17, 2008 | Full Review…

    Peter Debruge

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  • The premise is stomach-turning cutesy as well as maudlin, the characters are cartoons, and the climax is unbelievable and strained to a fare-thee-well.

    Jun 9, 2009 | Full Review…
  • A light, formulaic romantic comedy that plays with genre conventions just enough to make its cotton-candy charms feel almost fresh.

    May 30, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
  • Fans of the genre, Ms. Spelling (who are likely the same people) and perhaps TV's Will & Grace (who are likely the same people) will be inclined to walk this bride down the aisle.

    Apr 24, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Kiss the Bride

  • Dec 21, 2009
    I really enjoyed this. C. Jay Cox makes really good movies. Honestly, the two movies I've seen of his are some of my top favourites of the genre. This movie was fun and had good meaning to it as well. There were moments where I actually laughed out loud. What I found funniest though was the random appearences of certain people. For instance both Amber Benson and Steve Sandvoss (who were in Latter Days) have minor roles in this. As well Charlie David (who I swear is in almost every sweet gay movie) was in it. And most hilarious of all was Dean McDermott (Tori Spellings husband) as a stripper. Small world. The ending of this movie also was interesting to me. It wasnt the most predictable ending that everyone would have called from the beginning. No, it was more real and honest and really I actually am very content with the end. Above all I'm just glad that id didnt piss me off as much as the ending to My Best Friend's Wedding (which is mentioned several times in this movie). What did this movie teach me? Getting married is just a piece of paper. Love isnt about a piece of paper.
    Sarah . Super Reviewer

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