In Search of a Midnight Kiss
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Twenty-nine-year old Wilson has just had the worst year of his life. He is new to Los Angeles; and onthis special night; he has no date, no concrete plans and every intention of locking the doors and forgetting that the past year ever happened--that is until his best friend, Jacob, browbeats him into posting a personal ad on 'Craig's List'. When Vivian, a strong-willed woman hell-bent on being with the right guy at the stroke of midnight responds, a chaotic, comedic journey through streets of L.A. begins.
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In Search Of A Midnight Kiss shows enough flashes of brightness that its more conventional business is all the more dispiriting."
‑ Noel Murray, AV Club
"In Search of a Midnight Kiss is a surprising charmer, a wandering modern romantic comedy with enough bittersweet aftertaste to give it substance and enough wit to keep you entertained."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"It's a great feeling, isn't it, falling in love with a movie about falling in love?"
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"Holdridge is clever enough to keep his characters from slipping into outright narcissism, or when they do, he's familiar enough with the art of mainstream moviemaking to balance the exhausted with the ecstatic."
‑ Josh Rosenblatt, Austin Chronicle
"A naturalistic mix of vulgarity and romanticism gives this independent effort a mainstream appeal."
‑ Bill White, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"What follows - walking, talking, flirting, fighting - is a charming piece of low-budget, improv-y filmmaking in the tradition of Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise."
‑ Steven Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
"Writer/director Alex Holdridge maintains the intrigue of Wilson and Vivian's dance through a combination of naturalistic dialogue and a magical-realist style."
‑ Ted Fry, Seattle Times
"Alex Holdridge has written and directed a sweet, funny little indie movie."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Shot in black and white and edited extremely well, Kiss is funny and consistently credible."
‑ Jonathan W. Hickman, Entertainment Insiders
"In Search of a Midnight Kiss is frustrating and makes things difficult for itself, yet it has an undeniable allure."
‑ Stan Hall, Oregonian
"An offbeat looking-for-love comedy with enough fresh notes to please even jaded viewers."
‑ Walter V. Addiego, San Francisco Chronicle
"How incongruous that while veteran studio heads prepare slates of comic book movies, the slackers behind this $12,000 gem have made one of the most mature films of the year."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"There is no magic here. This is not Paris, these are not Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke, and Holdridge's script does not give us a reason to care what happens to these characters."
‑ Jean Lowerison, San Diego Metropolitan
"Shockingly bad."
‑ Chris Hewitt (St. Paul), St. Paul Pioneer Press
"With a different cast -- and fewer saccharine-cutting jokes -- the film might be completely dismissible. But all the actors have a charm."
‑ Tricia Olszewski, Let's Not Listen
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