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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Paul Haggis (screenplay)
Gabriele Muccino (motion picture "L'ultimo bacio")
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Release Date:
15 September 2006 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
We all make choices. What's yours?
Plot:
Michael and Jenna, having been a couple for three years, want to get married and start a family. These... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
4 nominations See more »
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A slightly problematic, yet excellent and poignant coming-of age film See more (157 total) »

Cast

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Zach Braff ... Michael

Jacinda Barrett ... Jenna

Casey Affleck ... Chris

Rachel Bilson ... Kim

Michael Weston ... Izzy

Eric Christian Olsen ... Kenny

Marley Shelton ... Arianna

Lauren Lee Smith ... Lisa

Harold Ramis ... Professor Bowler

Blythe Danner ... Anna

Tom Wilkinson ... Stephen

David Haydn-Jones ... Mark (as David Haydyn-Jones)

Cindy Sampson ... Danielle
Lisa Hochstein ... Stripper #1 (as Lisa Mackay)
Patricia Stasiak ... Stripper #2

Mark Walker ... Mark's Father

Erika Rosenbaum ... Eva
Alexis Legault ... Matty
Olivier Legault ... Matty
Simon Alain ... Arianna's Lover
Ian Finlay ... Architect Partner
Barry Julien ... Young Architect

Alexandra Ruddy ... Kim's Friend
Mariah Inger ... Secretary

Monique Phillips ... Female Patient

Danny Blanco Hall ... Bartender

Andrew Shaver ... Camper Salesman
Danny Wells ... Izzy's Uncle

Gouchy Boy ... Michael's Neighbor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Corday ... Gardener (uncredited)
Chuck Gerena ... Construction Worker (uncredited)
Jennifer Kreuser ... Extra (uncredited)
Danette Mackay ... Mark's Mother (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tony Goldwyn 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Paul Haggis (screenplay)

Gabriele Muccino (motion picture "L'ultimo bacio")

Produced by
Andre Lamal .... producer
Gary Lucchesi .... producer
Terry McKay .... executive producer (as Terry A. McKay)
Gabriele Muccino .... executive producer
Guendalina Ponti .... co-producer
Eric Reid .... executive producer
Tom Rosenberg .... producer
Harley Tannenbaum .... executive producer
Marcus Viscidi .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Penn 
 
Cinematography by
Tom Stern (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Lisa Zeno Churgin 
 
Casting by
Deborah Aquila 
Jennifer L. Smith 
Tricia Wood 
 
Production Design by
Dan Leigh 
 
Art Direction by
Gilles Aird 
 
Set Decoration by
Frédérique Bolté 
Claude Leclair 
 
Costume Design by
Odette Gadoury 
 
Makeup Department
Dominique Dupras .... hairdresser
Christophe Giraud .... makeup artist
Réjean Goderre .... key hair stylist
Julie Mignot .... assistant makeup artist
Micheline Trépanier .... key makeup artist
Kathy Kelso .... makeup artist: extras (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Manon Bougie .... unit production manager
Marc-André Goyer .... assistant unit manager
Diana Tauder .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kwame Amoaku .... additional second assistant director
Fabrice Barrilliet .... additional third assistant director
Anabelle Berkani .... additional third assistant director
Peter Etzweiler .... first assistant director: US
Anna Ferenczi .... trainee assistant director
Pedro Gandol .... first assistant director
Carl Kouri .... third assistant director
Jennifer Loeb .... second assistant director: US (as Jennifer S. Loeb)
Roxanna Macedo .... second assistant director (as Roxana Macedo)
 
Art Department
Serge Archambault .... head scenic painter
John-Michael Bellamy .... lead graphic designer
Stephen Craig .... scenic painter
Chris Klein .... scenic painter
Alex Touikan .... set designer
 
Sound Department
Kim Drummond .... dialogue editor
Peter Eliuk .... assistant sound editor
Maxime Ferland .... boom operator
Peter Germansen .... sound engineer
David Giammarco .... sound re-recording mixer
David Giammarco .... supervising sound editor
Galen Goodpaster .... assistant sound editor
Wayne Griffin .... dialogue editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Robert Hunter .... foley editor
Robert Hunter .... foley recordist
Robert Hunter .... pre-dub foley mixer
Scott A. Jennings .... sound effects editor
Jonathan Klein .... sound effects editor (as Jonathan A. Klein)
Greg LaPlante .... digital mastering
Maureen Murphy .... foley artist
Rupert Nadeau .... assistant sound editor
Matthew Quast .... sound mixer: Madison
Patrick Rousseau .... sound recordist
Joe Schiff .... first assistant sound editor
D. Chris Smith .... sound effects editor (as Chris Smith)
Gordon Sproule .... foley mixer
Greg Steele .... adr mixer
Gregory H. Watkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Greg Zimmerman .... adr recordist
Kevin Bazell .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Dana Campbell .... special effects technician
Ryal Cosgrove .... special effects coordinator (as Ryan Cosgrove)
Marc Reichel .... special effects technician (as Marc Tristan Reichel)
 
Visual Effects by
John Campuzano .... digital optical coordinator: Pacific Title & Art Studio
Alan De Castro .... digital optical artist: Pacific Title & Art Studio (as Alan DeCastro)
Scott Evans .... digital optical artist: Pacific Title & Art Studio
David Geoghegan .... digital optical artist: Pacific Title & Art Studio (as Dave Geoghegan)
Maureen Healy .... compositor: Pacific Title & Art Studio
Phillip Hoffman .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title & Art Studio
Anthony 'Max' Ivins .... visual effects supervisor: LOOK! Effects
Danny S. Kim .... compositor: LOOK! Effects (as Danny Kim)
Francis Puthanangadi .... compositor: LOOK! Effects
James Rim .... digital optical artist: Pacific Title & Art Studio
Gabriel Sanchez .... flame artist: LOOK! Effects
Matt Seckman .... digital optical artist: Pacific Title & Art Studio (as Matthew Seckman)
 
Stunts
Alain Bérard .... stunt driver
Marc Désourdy .... stunt coordinator
Ben Gauthier .... stunts (as Benoit Gauthier)
Karine Lemieux .... stunt driver
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Aubin .... film loader
Alain Bisson Doyal .... grip
Roch Boucher .... second assistant camera
Stephen S. Campanelli .... camera operator
Jean-Yves Denis .... grip
Gilles Fortier .... rigging gaffer
Joe Gajewski .... key grip: Madison
Chris Glomp .... electrician: Madison
Dan Goyens .... lighting technician
Stephanie Girard Hamelin .... video assist operator
John Harris .... pre-light electrician
Eric Lefèbvre .... electrician
Nicolas Marion .... assistant camera: "a" camera
Timothy O'Toole .... video assist operator: second unit, Madison, WI
Michel Périard .... key grip
Nic René .... daily second assistant camera
Jeff Scott .... best boy electrician
Dean M. Simmon .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, USA
Jonathan Wenk .... still photographer
Stephane Boisvert .... daily generator operator (uncredited)
Jason Storandt .... dolly grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Vera Miller .... casting: Canada
Jennifer Ricchiazzi .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annemarie Aird .... assistant costume stylist (as Anne-Marie Aird)
Rosalie Clermont-Bilodeau .... costume supervisor
Laurence Lacoste .... dresser
Steffani Lincecum .... wardrobe supervisor Madison
 
Editorial Department
Gena Bleier .... first assistant editor
Elizabeth Ross .... assistant editor
Kurt Smith .... color timer
Patrick J. Smith .... second assistant editor
Trevor White .... colorist: dailies
 
Music Department
Brian McNelis .... music supervisor
Michael Penn .... score producer
Lise Richardson .... music editor
Shie Rozow .... music editor
Jason Kanakis .... songs (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Réal Hamel .... picture car coordinator
Mark Hopping .... driver
Vincent Houle .... driver
Alexandre Juaneda .... transportation captain
Daniel Ross .... transportation coordinator
Andrée Roy .... driver
Jerome Wheeler .... driver
 
Other crew
Ilsa Berg .... assistant: Gary Lucchesi
Melanie Bergeron .... key medic
Jennifer Bydwell .... product placement and clearances
Irina Cazazaeva .... receptionist
Chris-Teena Constas .... location assistant
Rick Cranford .... script coordinator
Carmen Cárdenas .... assistant: Tony Goldwyn
Dawn Darfus .... accountant: Wisconsin
Hervé Desbois .... stand-in
Yves Desjardins .... travel coordinator
Chris Devlin .... stand-in
Cory Fantie .... stand-in
Kim Gandol Ferenczi .... stand-in (as Kim Ferenczi)
Ken Franchi .... assistant: Zach Braff
Jocelyne Gagné .... key second asst accountant
John Gaskin .... production auditor
Grant Grabowski .... production coordinator: USA
Aaron Greyson .... assistant: Tony Goldwin
Marjorie Hamel .... assistant script supervisor
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond company representative
Scott Herbst .... assistant: Gary Lucchesi
Jay Johnson .... title designer: main titles
Jean-Patrick Joseph .... special equipment supplier
Elza Kephart .... assistant: Tony Goldwin
Colleen Kerns .... production assistant
Elizabeth Lawrence .... assistant: Tom Rosenberg
Steve Leblanc .... truck production assistant
Robert A. Levine .... unit publicist
Adam Loeb .... assistant: Andre Lamal (as Adam J. Loeb)
Mark Mamalakis .... location manager
Benoît Mathieu .... location manager
Nate Matteson .... production assistant
Nancy-Ann Michaud .... stand-in
Helene Muller .... production coordinator
Eric J. Nelson .... production assistant
Samantha Porteous .... assistant production coordinator
Hayley Puffer .... production assistant
Kate Schriver .... assistant: Tom Rosenberg
Jesse Schroeter .... production assistant
Beth Smith .... script supervisor: Madison
Agnieshka Wnorowska .... stand-in
 
Thanks
Robert L. Benun .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance (as Robert Benun)
Liz Beyler .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance
Jennifer Brooks .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance
Christine Buckley .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance
Kee Kee Buckley .... thanks (as Christine Buckley)
Lynn Hobensack .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance
David Holmes .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance (as Dave Holmes)
Mike Lechner .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance
Virginia Longmuir .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance
Renée Mancuso .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance (as Renee Mancuso)
Robert McMinn .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance
Marc Reid .... the producers wish to thank for their assistance
Max Smerling .... the producers wish to thank: for their assistance
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for sexuality, nudity and language
Runtime:
115 min | USA:104 min
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The initials "Z.B." can be found carved in the porch when Zach Braff's character Michael is sleeping in front of the house waiting for Jacinda Barrett's character Jenna.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the RV pulls over to drop Chris off by the side of the road, the left-hand turn signal comes on, but as the RV is pulling away, the right-hand turn signal is now on.See more »
Quotes:
Kim:[from trailer] The world is moving so fast now that we start freaking long before our parents did because we don't ever stop to breathe anymore.See more »
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Soundtrack:
Star MileSee more »

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61 out of 92 people found the following review useful.
A slightly problematic, yet excellent and poignant coming-of age film, 13 September 2006
Author: DonFishies from Canada

Although I could never pin-point the one "off thing" about Garden State, I still am in believe that it is one of the best films I have seen in the past few years. Zach Braff really showed his worth with that film, and being an off-fan of Scrubs as well, I looked forward to his next film. It has been two years, but finally we now have The Last Kiss, which was scripted by recent two-time Oscar winner Paul Haggis. I managed to win a double pass to see a sneak preview of the film, and after seeing it, I am very glad that I did.

The Last Kiss centres around Michael (Braff). He is twenty-nine, and like anyone growing up, is conflicted about life. He has a wonderful girlfriend, Jenna (Jacinda Barrett), who just happens to be expecting their child, and life-long friends (the likes of which include Casey Affleck and Eric Christian Olsen). But as he is beginning to go through this crisis, he ends up meeting a young College student named Kim (Rachel Bilson), who becomes totally drawn to Michael after she lays eyes on him during a wedding.

What follows is a somewhat poignant coming-of age story. It is a bit of a departure from the usual work Haggis does, but his work here is just as good as the rest. On one hand, it is nowhere near as good as Garden State, but on the other, it feels more realistic and more mature than it. These are real characters facing real problems, and the fact is that, almost anyone can identify with them. The film stays grounded in reality for its entirety, and rarely deviates off course (unlike some of the strange subplots in State).

While it does focus on Braff's character mainly, there is special attention brought down in many cases to Affleck's character (as Olsen's soul purpose seems to be most of the comedy and/or sex scenes). It is honest and for the most part, absolutely heart-breaking to watch the characters go through life's challenges. But at it's core, like State, it is a film that speaks to the current generation, and tries to make an attempt at letting them know that everyone feels these anxieties, and that they truly are not easy to deal with. I would be lying if I did not say that I saw a little bit of myself and my thoughts in these characters.

The excellent performance here from Braff only continues to prove why he will soon become one of Hollywood's most sought-after actors. While some of the things his character ends up doing over the course of the film may become slightly agitating, his performance does not. Although his facial expression barely changes throughout the film, you can see the genuine emotion he is conveying in his performance. His body language and demeanor is both touching and pitiful (in a good way) at the same time. You really do not know if you want to love or hate this guy through his anxiety-ridden phase, and as a result, Braff really strikes an emotion-chord that probably would never have been even nearly as well developed with any other actor.

Barrett and Bilson really stand out as the women in Braff's characters life. They play their characters so they distinctly different to the point of it being deliciously delightful all at once. The two contrast each other magnificently, from Barrett's wholesomeness to Bilson's devilish sexiness. The happiness and sadness they have to go through is excellent, and again, really gives a sense of realism to the film. They really grow throughout the film, and their chemistry with Braff is an absolute wonder to witness. Supporting turns from Affleck, as well as Blythe Danner and Tom Wilkinson as Jenna's parents are all very well done (although slightly underplayed), and only complement the other three even more so.

The only thing I can really find wrong with the film lies squarely with Haggis' script (which was reportedly edited slightly by Braff). While the film is great, it really does not stay solid on what it is trying to be. Is it a comedy? Is it a drama? It is hard to tell, as scenes that should be purely whimsical are not all that funny, and devastatingly dramatic scenes have the audience laughing hysterically. This only happened in a few instances (the rest of the scenes are either funny or dramatic), but it was downright awkward in many cases. Braff managed to blend the two together quite well for Garden State, and we have seen how masterful Haggis' work is, so why does it all not totally come together here? It really makes for quite the serious question, as the film could have easily slipped in as the best of the year so far, but must contend with being just one of the best.

While the film has a chillingly bizarre problem with its tone, the performances and story more than make up for it. This is an excellent and poignant coming-of age film, and yet another vehicle to show off the work of Braff and Haggis. And with a superb supporting cast to boot, I am unsure of what more to ask for.

8/10.

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