The Last Kiss (L'Ultimo bacio)
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Parenthood stirs up a wealth of mixed emotions in this drama from Italy. Carlo (Stefano Accorsi) and Giulia (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) are a couple in their late twenties who realize they've crossed the final threshold into adulthood when Giulia discovers she's going to have a baby. Even though Carlo has already settled down, he sees parenthood as the first step towards becoming the sort of middle-class suburbanite he's never respected, and he's not happy about it. Carlo's friends are also having mixed feelings about the onset of maturity: Adriano (Giorgio Pasotti) can't… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 73%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film skates by on charm, wit and a firm belief that commitment is always the best choice."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"The movie does a good job of laying out some of the major issues that we encounter as we journey through life."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"...the viewer is unable to forge any kind of an emotional connection to these people."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"[The film] tackles the topic of relationships in such a straightforward, emotionally honest manner that by the end, it's impossible to ascertain whether the film is, at its core, deeply pessimistic or quietly hopeful."
‑ Matt Brunson, Creative Loafing
"There's a lot more going on here than appears on the surface."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
"Although it gives us more characters than we can easily keep count of, it's hard to care about any of them."
‑ Richard Nilsen, Arizona Republic
"Painted with broad strokes but with a palette of rich, colorful details."
‑ Marta Barber, Miami Herald
"Writer-director Muccino keeps things very energetic, with fluid and complicated camera work capturing people who are bursting with personality."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"The vigorous, unsubtle acting provides consistent pleasure, once you stop expecting it to seem realistic."
‑ Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer
"There is a racy emotionalism to the film, an almost Almodovaresque heat that is complemented by Muccino's at-times dazzling technique..."
‑ Philip Martin, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
"The lively appeal of The Last Kiss lies in the ease with which it integrates thoughtfulness and pasta-fagioli comedy."
‑ Eleanor Ringel Gillespie, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Repackages messy human dilemmas into something neat, tidy and oh-so-manipulatively inspiring."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"Leave it to those crazy Italians to make a light, breezy, stylish, romantic comedy that is not a whit light, breezy, stylish, romantic, or funny."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"Makes a good chick flick for guys who want to appear artsy by taking their date to a foreign language film."
‑ Merle Bertrand, Film Threat
"The film runs on a little longer than it needs to -- Muccino either doesn't notice when his story ends or just can't tear himself away from the characters -- but it's smooth and professional."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
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