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In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007)

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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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Cast

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Jacob (as Brian Matthew McGuire)
Kathleen Luong ...
Min (as Katie Luong)
Robert Murphy ...
Jack
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Wilson's Mother
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Bui
Ann Chatterton ...
Neighbor #1 (as Annie Chatterton)
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Neighbor #2
Giorgio Pierangeli ...
Maitre d'
Michael Pierangeli ...
Young Boy
Bruce Jay ...
Stevie
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Jacob's Mother
Julie Levin-Pierangeli ...
Wilson's Sister
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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1 August 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anazitontas ena fili ta mesanyhta  »

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£52,836 (UK) (13 June 2008)

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$172,177 (USA) (14 November 2008)
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If Wilson's mom is in Florida, she shouldn't be toasting the New Year at the same time as Los Angelenos. She'd be 3 hours late. See more »

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[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.
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Wilson: For years I used to work at a video store, and ...
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Hilarious, Touching, Fantastic Writing!
29 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is both hilarious and touching with one of the funniest openings I've seen in a long time. It's a great example for all writers of how to start a movie. This film captures so precisely the pressure to belong, to be with someone, to be a part of a moment that society deems special. In this case - the New Year's kiss. Wilson meets up with a girl, Vivian, who is so annoying at first and only the pressure to not be alone on New Year's Eve keeps him hanging with her. As the story continues, we see more into Vivian's character and grow to like her more. It's beautifully shot and well-written. It's one of the strongest films to come out of last year's film festival scene. It's a little indie film that deserves a long life at the box office.


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