In Search of a Midnight Kiss
In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2008)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 30, 2008
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Funny, quirky, and bittersweet, In Search of a Midnight Kiss is a romantic comedy with a heart and a brain -- and stands as a sharp debut for director Alex Holdridge.

Kevin Craft
Miami Herald

The film never finds an original voice or qualifies its tagline (It's not just another kiss), but it is more enjoyable than most New Year's Eve celebrations.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

An offbeat looking-for-love comedy with enough fresh notes to please even jaded viewers.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

It's a great feeling, isn't it, falling in love with a movie about falling in love?

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Noel Murray
AV Club

In Search Of A Midnight Kiss shows enough flashes of brightness that its more conventional business is all the more dispiriting.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Alex Holdridge has written and directed a sweet, funny little indie movie.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

Writer/director Alex Holdridge maintains the intrigue of Wilson and Vivian's dance through a combination of naturalistic dialogue and a magical-realist style.

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Josh Rosenblatt
Austin Chronicle

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 79% Flixster User Reviews
Lewis C.
Despite the fact that In Search of a Midnight Kiss was shot with that cheap digital video that I HATE, HATE, HATE, (seriously, I let out an audible sigh every… More
Mark Abell
Okay, like others, I found the characters to be insultingly banal and nearly turned this off part way in. A lot of over-the-top cussing seemed a lazy way of… More
Nicki Marie
This was really a great little movie. I wasn't expecting much of it at all, small film with no one I've ever heard of in it, but it really exceeded… More
Justin Frazer
This film is worth a watch and I like the way in which it attempts to look at situations like the stigma of internet dating and what things like New Years Eve… More
Gordon A
Raw and honest portrayal of LA life with believable characters who reveal unexpected depths and emotion.
Lesley N
Four stars for the story line and the black and white pictures, minus three stars for the female lead character, who was, quite frankly, a cow.