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Kiss of Life (2003)

Helen lives in London with her father and her kids. John, her husband, is an aid-worker in Eastern Europe. He has been gone many months. Helen is desperately anxious that he should come ... See full summary »

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Helen lives in London with her father and her kids. John, her husband, is an aid-worker in Eastern Europe. He has been gone many months. Helen is desperately anxious that he should come home. Taking the kids to school one morning, she is killed in a car accident. She remains caught in limbo, trapped between life and death. Many miles away, in war-torn Eastern Europe, John is unaware that his wife has died. As Helen herself is unaware that she is dead¿ Thus begins, a four-day Odyssey: Grandpa and the kids must come to terms with Helen's death; John must travel across a war-torn land as he tries to reach home; and Helen must stand helplessly observing her own existence as it comes back to haunt her - until at last she is reconciled with John, and thus released. Written by Ievute

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Desultory and bleak.
4 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Watching this movie was like watching the funeral ceremony of a total stranger: depressing, boring and ultimately pointless.

This movie could have used a stronger story, though what that story should have been I don't know as I'm not exactly sure what this movie was trying to tell us.

The characters are too underdeveloped and the movie too fragmented to really start feeling for these people, which makes the whole thing boring, depressing and confusing rather than moving.

The added "ghostly" twist doesn't help either. In this respect; why the mother had to suffer twice by making her witness her children's sorrow is beyond me as well.


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