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In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  1 August 2008 (USA)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jacob (as Brian Matthew McGuire)
Kathleen Luong ...
Min (as Katie Luong)
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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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Also Known As:

Anazitontas ena fili ta mesanyhta  »

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$25,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,385 (USA) (1 August 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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Sophisticated Film Fare From A First Timer
6 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's little low budget Indies like this that make going to the movies a genuine joy. Alex Holbridge has crafted a sad & funny tale of lonely people on what is probably the worst holiday for them (New Years Eve). The central protagonist is pining for his lost love, when his room mates suggest he look for a hook up through Craig's List. Whom he connects with is everybody's idea of the blind date from Hell. Undaunted, out of loneliness, he tries to make the best of it, with some very funny & very harrowing results. This well written,directed,photographed (in stunning black & white)and acted out film is one to keep your eyes out for if you're sick to death of the same old cine crap from the Hollywood sausage grinder. As this film is unrated, expect some uber rough language & sexual situations (suggested and depicted).


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