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In Search of a Midnight Kiss

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In Search of a Midnight Kiss
Robert Murphy

In Search of a Midnight Kiss

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
97 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/01/08
performer:
Scoot McNairy, Sara Simmonds
director:
Alex Holdridge
author:
Alex Holdridge
genre:
Romance, Comedy

We gave it a B+

On Craigslist, Wilson (Scoot McNairy), a horny slacker, meets Vivian (Sara Simmonds), a claws-out neurotic viper, for a last-minute New Year’s Eve date. So far, so contrived. But as the two wander around L.A. in In Search of a Midnight Kiss, they relax, and so does the movie, which turns into an Internet Age version of Before Sunrise. Director Alex Holdridge films obscure back-alley districts in a spangly black and white that makes the city feel freshly discovered, and McNairy and Simmonds act out the 21st-century mating dance, in which love battles trendy detachment. B+