THE LAST KISS Add To My Top 10
Broken Morals, Broken Relationships
Release Date: September 15, 2006
Runtime: 103 Minutes
Distributor: DreamWorks SKG/Paramount Pictures
Director: Tony Goldwyn
Writer: Paul Haggis
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Still friends with all his college buddies, Michael and his girlfriend, Jenna, have been living together for years. Now, they are about to celebrate a new milestone in their relationship. No, not marriage: parenthood. Michael tells Jenna that he will marry her when she can show him three couples that have lasted longer than five years. Jenna mentions that her parents have been together for 30 years. That is, until the next day, when Jenna’s mother walks out on her father because there is no passion in their relationship.
Not helping Michael’s crisis is his best friend, Chris (Casey Affleck) who is leaving his wife and their newborn son because marriage and fatherhood just wasn’t all that he had hoped it would be. Then there are Michael’s two other college friends, Izzy (Michael Weston) and Kenny (Eric Christian Olsen), both of whom serve as illustrations of what his life could become if he were to make different choices. Izzy is dealing with his dying father and a recent break-up with his girlfriend, who is now sleeping around to get over him. The free-spirited Kenny is enjoying commitment-free one-night stands with whomever he likes.
That’s when Michael meets Kim (Rachel Bilson), a 20-year-old college student who seems full of life and passion and interest in him. Tempted away from Jenna, he flirts with danger and eventually sleeps with Kim. Afterward, Michael comes to the realization that it is Jenna with whom he wants to spend the rest of his life. However, once Jenna discovers Michael’s indiscretion, he must fight to win her back.
THE LAST KISS is a perfect example of a talented group of actors, a gifted screenwriter who understands his craft and a director who finds beautiful moments of visual story-telling, all coming together and working on a project that has absolutely no moral compass and shows the worst indiscretions of our off-the-rack culture.
Even though there are some mildly redemptive elements as Michael learns what true “love” is, this movie illustrates the sad state of immoral relationships that the mass media of entertainment propagates on mainstream America, including the obligatory homosexual couple that lives next door to Michael and Jenna.
THE LAST KISS contains strong sexuality that includes people living together and having a child together out of wedlock, fornication depicted, fornication implied, adultery discussed, and explicit nudity. It also has an abundance of strong foul language (mostly "f" words). It is a movie that all media-wise people of faith and values will want to avoid.
THE LAST KISS is a perfect example of a talented group of actors, a gifted screenwriter who understands his craft and a director who finds beautiful moments of visual story-telling, all coming together and producing a project that has absolutely no moral compass. THE LAST KISS shows the worst indiscretions of our off-the-rack culture. With very strong sexual immorality, explicit nudity and an abundance of strong foul language, THE LAST KISS is a movie that all media-wise people of faith and values will want to avoid.