Kisses-2008

Kisses-2008

Director-Lance Daly

Starring-Kelly O’Neill, Shane Curry

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Reviewed February 28, 2011

Grade: B+

Kisses is an Irish film that tells the story of two pre-teenage kids (Dylan and Kylie), who run away to Dublin on Christmas to escape their dysfunctional families and their small town, morose life, instead being attracted to the “big city” and the hope of finding Dylan’s older brother, himself having run away to escape the oppressive environment.

At first Dylan and Kylie barely know each other, neighbors, but far from close. Gradually they become best friends and form an unbreakable bond. While in Dublin, they face terror and charming moments of wonderment as they traverse the city, mainly at nighttime.

Great acting and chemistry from the two leads, especially being untrained actors. Kylie- an extrovert and full of life, successfully brings out the best in Dylan, who is reserved and withdrawn, so the pair compliment each other as they experience their adventures.

The cinematography is fantastic as one gets to experience the hustle and bustle of Dublin, and the quiet countryside of a small Irish town, which is an immense treat, and a contradiction in lifestyles.

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