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Just a Kiss (2002)

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A group of thirtysomethings having problems with fidelity gets an opportunity to turn back the clock.

Director:

Fisher Stevens

Writers:

Patrick Breen (play), Patrick Breen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marley Shelton ... Rebecca
Ron Eldard ... Dag
Patrick Breen ... Peter
Sanjiv Jhaveri Sanjiv Jhaveri ... Cabbie
Kelly Cole Kelly Cole ... Jimmy
Kyra Sedgwick ... Halley
Zoe Caldwell Zoe Caldwell ... Jessica
Marisa Tomei ... Paula
Peter Dinklage ... Dink
Hollis Granville Hollis Granville ... Cabbie 2
Sarita Choudhury ... Colleen
Zofia Borucka ... Flight Attendant
Billy Strong Billy Strong ... Sal the Flight Attendant
Bruno Amato ... Joe
Donna Hanover ... Newscaster
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Storyline

Manhattan. Halley loves Dag, a philanderer who claims he's reformed. Peter, Dag's best friend, loves Rebecca, a suicidal dancer who sleeps around without Peter's knowing. When Halley and Peter learn that Dag and Rebecca have slept together (it started with just a kiss), Halley leaves Dag, and Peter is wounded. In their suffering, Halley meets Andre, a cellist; Peter meets Colleen, Andre's wife; and, a remorseful Dag meets Paula, an edgy waitress with a crush on Peter. Couplings follow; then, several characters end up in hospital. Paula becomes an avenging angel, and Peter may be her next victim. Is there any way these relationships can be set right? Can we go back to that kiss? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Every kiss has a story. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual images and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2003 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Still a Kiss See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,239, 29 September 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$63,797, 24 November 2002
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GreeneStreet Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At about 1:17, just after Peter kisses Rebecca's dead lips, Rebecca moves her head for an instant and slightly tips her head up. See more »

Quotes

Dag: This is going to be one of those terrible mistakes, the ones you can't ever take back.
Rebecca: Are there any other kind?
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Alternate Versions

UK versions are cut by 15 secs to heavily reduce shots of a vertical wrist-slashing which are prohibited for film under BBFC Guidelines. See more »

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Binti
Performed by Da Lata
Written by C. Franck / D. Dubois / Liliana Chacian (as L. Chachian) / Oli Saville (as O. Savill) / P. Forgo
Courtesy of Palm
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no love
17 June 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Commercial director Dag (Ron Eldard) is a former womanizer. He's dating Halley (Kyra Sedgwick) and their best friend is Peter (Patrick Breen). Peter is dating flighty lead dancing Rebecca (Marley Shelton) who lives under her domineering director mother. One day, Rebecca reveals that she and Dag had a fling while she was touring in Europe. Dag, Halley, and Peter all break up as they find other relationships. Dag flirts with unstable waitress Paula (Marisa Tomei) who is in love Peter's commercial as a peanut butter mascot eagle. Halley has a fling with Andre (Taye Diggs) while staying at Rebecca's apartment. Peter meets Colleen (Sarita Choudhury) and then their plane crashes.

It's always fascinating to see these established actors in their earlier less-known work. Suddenly, Peter Dinklage shows up in a weird one-off role. Tomei is playing a psycho. There is a lot of wackiness but it doesn't strike my fancy. It's harder to laugh when the lead annoys me and Dag annoys me. I'm not a fan Eldard although he's usually pretty good as the annoying sidekick or the pathetic villain. It's not good when he's the lead. I also find the animated flashes really bad and unnecessary. I'm only interested in Halley and Peter but even there, the interest fades rather quickly. Peter pulling down his pants is a great move but his character turns bland. I love Sedgwick but when she lets in Andre, I just don't think that any New Yorker would do that without at least calling Rebecca. In the end, none of these characters intrigue me and other than the pants drop, none of it struck me as being funny.


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