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In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007)

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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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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14 hours until the new year. 12 million people in Los Angeles. 1 connection shouldn't be this hard. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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1 August 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anazitontas ena fili ta mesanyhta  »

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$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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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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References A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) See more »

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Wedding Bells are Breaking
by Shearwater
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Superb romantic comedy with a poignant portrayal of young people yearning for love. Amazing shots in and around L.A.
25 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very special movie about millennium love in L.A. It brought tears of both empathy and joy to my wife's eyes. Great date movie because the guys like it, too. Lots of spontaneous laughs from the audience, even without cue cards. Images of Sara Simmonds as Vivian, the female lead, may stay with you and even haunt you for a long time. The writer/director, Alex Holdridge, has created real life characters that we can relate to because they seem like real people. You also get a most interesting background story revealed in graphic images of old Los Angeles, including a visit inside buildings of the old theater district, whose musty stages are now dark and silent forever. See this movie. You won't be disappointed. Strap on your seat belt, though, because Vivian will take you on a "Looking for true love" ride that is different, fun, happy, sad, snappy, and in the end, most pleasurable. I look forward to director Alex Holdridge's next movie.


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