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Kiss My Act (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  23 April 2001 (USA)
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A modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story among stand-up comics, with a bartender helping her much better-looking friend seem smart.

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Samantha 'Sam' Berger
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Michael True
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Tommy
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Alan Stern, Talent Agent
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Henry
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Samantha Berger, a bartender in a New York comedy club, would like to do stand-up comedy herself, but fears hostility because she's fat; instead she writes material for others. When Jennie, who is attractive but not so smart, sees a career opportunity, Samantha helps Jennie pretend to have written the material herself... but the deception becomes more involved as matters turn to romance. Written by Anonymous

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She's the woman behind the woman behind the microphone.

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Like she does in the film, in real life Camryn Manheim once worked as a sign language interpreter at hospital delivery rooms; communicating with, and translating for the deaf. See more »

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Comedian: I can't believe they're making another Friday the 13th sequel. These kids are so easy to kill you could strangle one with a cordless phone.
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References Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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Warm and wonderfully romantic!
11 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

I had heard a great deal about this movie, and was eagerly anticipating it. I was not disappointed.

The movie was a very clever update of the Cyrano de Bergerac story, with the roles reversed; Camryn Manheim plays "Cyrano" (Samantha Berger) and Scott Cohen plays "Roxanne" (Michael True).

I very much enjoyed Ms. Manheim's performance in this movie. She really brought to life those feelings many single women have while sitting alone at home on a Saturday night. I enjoyed her comedic delivery as well -- it was right on the mark. As for Scott Cohen -- he was perfect as Michael. From his first entrance into the comedy club till the final scene, he exuded charm and grace and was every inch a romantic leading man. His is a very expressive face, and there were moments in this movie where the intensity and caring expressions he showed caused my overly-romantic heart to beat a little faster. This man is truly gifted. The chemistry between these two actors was sizzling... it practically jumped off the tv screen!

For those who enjoy a good romance, I highly recommend this movie. As has been mentioned in another review, I hope ABC will release it on video or DVD so those who missed it will get a chance to see it.


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