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Although admittedly sleight, this gritty but tender coming-of-age Irish drama features some impressive work both in front, and behind the camera. Read critic reviews

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Living in a housing project outside Dublin, Kylie (Kelly O'Neill) and Dylan (Shane Curry) have bonded over their equally stifling family situations. Dylan's older brother has already been sent to the city by their abusive father (Paul Roe), and now Dylan and Kylie have decided to follow. With a pocketful of Christmas money, the two young friends set out for downtown Dublin, to find Dylan's brother, but they quickly realize the city streets present their own dangers.

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  • Dec 12, 2010
    Irish movie KISSES was one typical and enjoyable road movie with a very simple plot set around Christmas time in the streets of Dublin. It followed the adventures of two children Dylan (Shane Curry) and Kylie (Kelly O'Neill), who are neighbors, and they decided to run away from their awful family on Christmas Day.It was a short feature movie filmed some parts in black and white, showing mostly the journey of the kids,in the dark side of Dublin, in the dangerous back alleys, as they tried to survive on their own.The movie by itself was good, also the photography, and music by Bob Dylan, the dialog was pure Irish, but with the help of English subtitles, it will surely help you a lot. I was captivated how they built their friendship,and their acting which was so natural.
    Daisy M Super Reviewer
  • Aug 30, 2010
    The shifting contrast and saturation of color throughout was used creatively to show the dull/scary home life and exciting/scary life on the streets of the young heroes. Shane as Dylan is a quiet boy whose father can get violent. Kelly as Kylie, his neighbor, is expressive and very visually interesting from the camera's perspective. Kylie helps Dylan escape when his father has another violent outburst. Like in many families, Kylie doesn't get along with her big sister, but she also doesn't feel she can tell her mom about sexual abuse from her uncle, so she decides to run away with Dylan. As the opening image of a dead gold fish shows, the movie is about some of the uglier things pre-teens could go through. They make their way to the big city of Dublin and have fun, at first, shopping at a mall. Like many kids their age, they love those wheelie shoes. They try to search for Dylan's older brother who had run away several years before. It is quite a quest trying to survive on the streets and they meet a bunch of colorful characters. They feel free and have fun as often as they struggle to find food and safe shelter. Eventually Dylan must return the favor by saving Kylie from a very dangerous situation and they officially decide they belong together. They face death out on the streets, but when they are returned home, home seems just as dangerous. You are left wondering if being there for each other will be enough to pull them through. "You were right. There is no devil. Only people."
    Byron B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 24, 2010
    entertaining film set in dublin, as 2 kids spend night together. some good moments,and interesting soundtrack, a short film which hold a lot for its running time, the two very young leads shine, and story moves along nicely to moments that are a joy, even some hard shocking moments making there way in, a good low bufget effort
    scott g Super Reviewer

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