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Kissing on the Mouth (2005)

Unrated | | Drama , Romance | 12 March 2005 (USA)
Raw. Honest. Naked. "Kissing on the Mouth" is post-college life in close-up. Ellen is sleeping with her ex-boyfriend while trying to ignore the fact that he's looking for more than just sex... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Kate Winterich Kate Winterich ... Ellen
Joe Swanberg ... Patrick
Kevin Pittman Kevin Pittman ... Chris Bucket
Kris Swanberg ... Laura (as Kris Williams)
Julie VanDeWeghe Julie VanDeWeghe ... Model
Ryan Burg Ryan Burg ... (voice)
Annie Gomberg Annie Gomberg ... (voice)
Kevin Bewersdorf Kevin Bewersdorf ... (voice)
Mary Lee Giacalone Mary Lee Giacalone ... (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivan Albertson Ivan Albertson ... TV Voice (voice)
Mike Hagan Mike Hagan ... TV Voice (voice)
Mike Swanberg Mike Swanberg ... TV Voice (voice)
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Raw. Honest. Naked. "Kissing on the Mouth" is post-college life in close-up. Ellen is sleeping with her ex-boyfriend while trying to ignore the fact that he's looking for more than just sex. Her roommate, Patrick, isn't helping matters with his secretive and jealous behavior. The small cast served as the only crew on this intimate and humorous film featuring real interviews with recent college graduates and a documentary approach to the graphic sex and conversations. Written by Joe Swanberg

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Post-college life in close-up.

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Beijando na Boca See more »

Filming Locations:

Illinois, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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By 24-year-olds, for 24-year-olds
6 April 2012 | by ems97See all my reviews

As someone who is currently 24, I found this film to be very meaningful. The situation of the characters, without direction in life, taking delight in small things like an apartment with cool wall colors, resonates with me. They are interested in having relationships, but seem lost.

The script includes many humorous moments, and feels very realistic given my experience. The characters are reflective, and sometimes even insightful. There are also segments with a voice-over of other people my age reflecting on their experiences.

The acting is hyper-realistic, with people rubbing their noses while talking to friends, and just acting like normal people instead of Hollywood super humans. While some of the situations may be stereotypical (taking laundry home to a parent's house), the script and the acting makes these moments fascinating.

I would recommend this movie for any young adults interested in thinking deeply about their own lives. Perhaps you will find that the characters are feeling their way through the same situations as you.


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