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In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 1 August 2008 (USA)
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Broke and alone on New Year's Eve, Wilson just wants to spend the rest of a very bad year in bed. But, when his best friend convinces him to post a personal ad, he meets a woman bent on finding the right guy to be with at midnight.

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Alex Holdridge

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Alex Holdridge
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Scoot McNairy ... Wilson
Sara Simmonds ... Vivian
Brian McGuire ... Jacob (as Brian Matthew McGuire)
Kathleen Luong Kathleen Luong ... Min (as Katie Luong)
Robert Murphy ... Jack
Twink Caplan ... Wilson's Mother
Bret Roberts ... Bui
Ann Chatterton Ann Chatterton ... Neighbor #1 (as Annie Chatterton)
Cindy Drummond ... Neighbor #2
Giorgio Pierangeli Giorgio Pierangeli ... Maitre d'
Michael Pierangeli Michael Pierangeli ... Young Boy
Bruce Jay Bruce Jay ... Stevie
Stephanie Feury ... Jacob's Mother
Julie Levin-Pierangeli Julie Levin-Pierangeli ... Wilson's Sister
Kennedy Rich-Collins Kennedy Rich-Collins ... Vivian's Mother
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Storyline

On New Year's Eve, Wilson, a twenty-nine-year old guy has just had the worst year of his life. He emigrated to Los Angeles, has no date, no concrete plans and every intention of locking the doors and forgetting the last year ever happened. That is until his best friend, Jacob, browbeats him into posting a personal ad on Craig's List. When Vivian, a strong-willed woman hell bent on being with the right guy at the stroke of midnight responds, a chaotic, sometimes hilarious, sometimes touching journey through the black and white streets of L.A. begins. In the waning hours of the year, emotional vulnerability and bitterly honest humor seem to be waiting around every corner. Written by Independent Film Guide

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Taglines:

14 hours until the new year. 12 million people in Los Angeles. 1 connection shouldn't be this hard. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anazitontas ena fili ta mesanyhta See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,385, 3 August 2008

Gross USA:

$172,605

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,294,176
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In the scene at the New Years' party with Wilson and Vivian are on the roof with Jacob, when Wilson tells Jacob that Vivian hit him, the couple have cans of beer. However, in the next shot, Jacob asks them both if they would like a drink, and neither of them have cans in their hands. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wilson: The midnight kiss. It's not just another kiss. It's all the hope of romance of the year culminating in just one moment. And that over-hyped kiss, in which there is so much calling, texting, I.M.-ing, planning, hurrying, drinking to make happen, is set at a moment when time itself takes center stage, when you can palpably feel the weight of the year to come, mix with the loneliness and missed opportunities of the years gone by.
[pause]
Wilson: For years I used to work at a video store, and ...
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References All About Eve (1950) See more »

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Mermaid
by Okkervil River
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Round midnight
1 August 2010 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Alex Holdridge's film 'In Search of a Midnight Kiss' begins as the tale of a loser going on a date with a beautiful, painfully hip, but neurotic girl. This suggests a certain type of movie will follow; but as he gains confidence, and her act slips, a balance grows between them, they start flirting and the film soon starts to resemble Richard Linklater's 'Before Sunrise' (in fact, the resemblance only grows the longer the film lasts). In fact, I hated that film, but here, the characters are less self-regarding and the film has genuinely funny dialogue, coupled with interesting black and white photography, soppy indie guitar music (regulation for this type of film, but nonetheless effective) and a comic vision reminiscent of early Hal Hartley. If I have one criticism, it's that the sentimental mood that gradually takes the movie over possibly starts too soon; it's nicely done, but the film is at it's best before it settles into this comfort zone. This doesn't mean it isn't a humorous, romantic and artistic film.


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