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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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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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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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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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In the scene at the New Years' party with Wilson and Vivian are on the roof with Jacob, when Wilson tells Jacob that Vivian hit him, the couple have cans of beer. However, in the next shot, Jacob asks them both if they would like a drink, and neither of them have cans in their hands. See more »

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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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Poignant and funny - a nearly perfect film
1 July 2007 | by (New Hampshire, United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite films of 2007. It captures perfectly the feeling of living and dating in this day and age. Midnight Kiss is also one of the few films I've seen that manages to convey both the male and female points of view, in a very truthful and funny manner. The actors are all fantastic, in particular the expressive Scoot McNairy and the lovely Sara Simmonds.

This is what every independent film should be - unique, engaging, laugh out loud funny and tear-inducing as well. I was never bored and left wanting more. The audience I saw it with included twenty-somethings on up to people in their 70s, and everyone raved about it afterwards - amazing to see a film connect with so many people from different age groups. I just hope Midnight Kiss is given a great marketing campaign and a chance to build audiences with word of mouth and good reviews, because this is a jewel of a film that deserves a chance to be seen and succeed at the box office. Well done!


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