By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated April 03, 2009 at 04:00 AM EDT

In Shall We Kiss a brief encounter between a couple of ?attractive passing strangers may or may not end in a kiss at night’s end. But first, the lady recounts a story-within-a-story about a ?couple she knows — longtime friends who learned the hard way about the power a smooch has to change a life. Mouret not only stars (opposite a delicate Ledoyen) as the slightly schlemiely fellow in want of a woman’s affection, he also wrote and directed this enticing, weightless divertissement, a distant Gallic cousin to Woody Allen’s talky comedies of romantic fumbling. B

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