MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 22,977 this week

Kisses (2008)

7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 1,382 users   Metascore: 68/100
Reviews: 16 user | 54 critic | 17 from Metacritic.com

Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

Editors' Spotlight

Sundance 2015

Watch our IMDb & AIV Sundance Studio Interviews with Keith Simanton

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 29 titles
created 29 Mar 2011
 
a list of 34 titles
created 31 Mar 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 13 Apr 2011
 
a list of 45 titles
created 11 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Kisses" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Kisses (2008)

Kisses (2008) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kisses.
5 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Tells the story of a family as they search for a lost fortune around the streets of Dublin.

Director: Lance Daly
Stars: Kelly Thornton, Fionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A band of thieves steal from a Mexican bank and travel to Argentina to launder the money. Upon their arrival the plan goes south and it's up to them to figure out what went wrong.

Director: Alejandro Lozano
Stars: Tony Dalton, Jordi Mollà, Ana de la Reguera
Barking Water (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Frankie is dying. Irene hasn't forgiven him. And they are racing against time to find their way home. Frankie needs help and Irene is the one he turns to. He must go home one last time. And... See full summary »

Director: Sterlin Harjo
Stars: Bebe Harjo, Gabriel Pelayo, Frederick Schroeder
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Ten-year-old Pierrot is just another kid. For the time being, he grows with his younger brother Jeannot in a flat above "Le Café du Pont", run by his loving parents, a place that attracts ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Poirier
Stars: Bernard Campan, Cécile Rebboah, Thomas Durastel
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Lance Daly
Stars: Stephen Rea, Grattan Smith, Kerry Condon
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Lance Daly
Stars: Grattan Smith, Wuzza Conlon, Hughie Kelly
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: François Favrat
Stars: Clovis Cornillac, Christian Clavier, Sami Bouajila
Decemberheat (2008)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The young country of Estonia is dancing to the jazzy tune of the 1920's when on December 1, 1924, the capital Tallinn is overrun by members of the Comintern in an attempt to stage a ... See full summary »

Director: Asko Kase
Stars: Sergo Vares, Liisi Koikson, Tõnu Kark
The Conscript (1974)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In 1833, when the fledgling Belgian kingdom still fears a Dutch invasion, recruits were selected annually from an age cohort by a draw of lots in each locality. In this grim, then ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Verhavert
Stars: Jan Decleir, Ansje Beentjes, Gaston Vandermeulen
Leno's Last Kiss (Video 2008)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

In this brilliantly crafted film, Leno Chord is an American woman fed up with the play boy ways of metropolitan men. After breaking up with her love, Seamus, Leno heads back to her native ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Sheridan
Stars: Keith Allen, Shane Curry, Thaddeus Hawks
Husiti (2013)
Animation | Comedy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  
Director: Pavel Koutský
Stars: Oldrich Kaiser, Jirí Lábus, Viktor Preiss
Mt. Zion (2013)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Turei's family are hard-working potato farm workers in rural New Zealand. A talented musician, Turei dreams of his band being the support act for Bob Marley's 1979 tour. But it's a dream ... See full summary »

Director: Te Arepa Kahi
Stars: Stan Walker, Temuera Morrison, Miriama Smith
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Kylie
...
Dylan
Paul Roe ...
Dylan's Da
Roy Dempsey ...
Mini Moto Rider
Aaron Courtney ...
Mini Moto Rider
Cathy Malone ...
Kylie's Ma
Stephanie Kelly ...
Kylie's Sister
Neilí Conroy ...
Dylan's Ma
Maria de Brí ...
Kylie's Baby Sister
Michael Hunt ...
Kylie's Brother 2
Shauna Kelly ...
Rude Girl 1
Krista Greene ...
Rude Girl 2
Shannon Lysaght ...
Rude Girl 3
Sean McDonagh ...
Uncle Maurice
Shane Murphy ...
Kylie's Brother 3
Edit

Storyline

Two kids, Dylan and Kylie, run away from home at Christmas and spend a night of magic and terror on the streets of inner-city Dublin.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 November 2008 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Filia  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$15,485 (USA) (16 July 2010)

Gross:

$81,313 (USA) (27 August 2010)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Kylie: Thanks for saving me.
Dylan: You saved me first.
Kylie: And I'll save you again.
Dylan: And I'd save you again.
Kylie: [a brief pause] Next time that bastard, Maurice, comes near, me I'll chop his bollocks off!
Dylan: I know you will. I'll help you.
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the end credits there's a scene of Kylie looking at her fish. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
When you kiss, you either give or you take

Interview with Lance Daly

Synopsis Kisses is a road movie in which two teenagers are trying to flee from their dysfunctional home situation. The change in their life is the discovery of each other (and themselves) while wandering through Dublin (and Trollhatan). The basis for Kisses can be found in major social problems, but Lance Daly is not really appealing to a higher moral or coming up with solutions for Irish victims of abuse. The moral of the film: When you kiss, you either give or you take.

Where did you find Kylie and Dylan, the lead actors in the film Kisses? LD: We have seen a lot of kids at schools, malls, etc. Finally we made a selection of 15 boys and girls and invited them for a serious screen-test. The role of Kylie was clearly for Kelly O'Neill , as she didn't need any encouragement at all. Dylan (Shane Curry) was the only one who could cope with the attitude of Kelly and after seeing the end result I think we have done a good job casting the two.

Working with and directing of kids is generally experienced as very difficult and time consuming, how was that the case for Kisses? LD: Working with kids is indeed difficult and puts a strain on your endurance and mood. I had to adjust to the fact that we were not allowed to keep on filming, because the kids are protected by laws indicating they may only work so much a day. Secondly, they have a mind of their own and you just can not treat them the same as adults. This was at times frustrating, especially Kylie is very demanding and time consuming. On the other hand, Kylie and Dylan make the film and they have done a superb job.

Can you elaborate some more about the title, why did you choose for 'Kisses'? LD: The title was pretty obvious for me and came up during writing the script. The film consists of several chapters and every chapter ends with a kiss. The kisses symbolize hope and love, which makes it a bit cheesy and romanticizes the film. But hey it works and closes the chapters well.

There are many references to Bob Dylan, where does this fascination come from and why was it so pre-eminently in the film? LD: Well Bob Dylan is a great musician, whose music fits perfectly with the spirit of the film. The appearance of the look alike was a coincidence but also works out perfect with the accidental meeting with Kylie and Dylan.

Have you considered adding English subtitles to the film as the Irish accent is difficult to understand for non Irish viewers? LD: It is funny that you ask me that question. Recently we have had this discussion back home and we just didn't know for sure. During the Q&A after the screening at festivals we have asked the audience if they would have understood the film better if there were English subtitles. Almost half of the people would have liked it and therefore I expect subtitles will be added before the theatrical release.

What is the foresight for Kisses? LD: Focus Features and CAA (North America) picked up Kisses for sales and distribution. At this point the film is still showing at some festivals and around December 2008 Kisses will have its theatrical premiere in several countries.

http://jeroenachterberg.blogspot.com/


12 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Should have been called... boogiewilliams
The best thing about this movie... slgr7
Discuss Kisses (2008) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?