August 8, 2007

Review: The Last Kiss

'The Last Kiss' is about four male friends in their late twenties (3 unmarried, 1 married) who are on the brink of 'growing up' and realizing that their lives are not what they have expected it to be. Michael (Zach Braff) is a 29-year old architect who has everything he's ever wanted. He learns that his girlfriend is pregnant and they will probably get married. Then Michael starts getting cold feet and wonders what life will be like now that there are no surprises left. When he meets sexy Kim at a friend's wedding, Michael's uncertainties lead to an unexpected affair. Finally Michael is forced to deal with the consequences of his actions and has to choose between the two women.

Zach Braff ('Scrubs') sheds his goofiness and grows up in this dramatic comedy. In fact, calling 'The Last Kiss' a comedy is bit disingenuous because the movie deals with a very serious subject - commitment and the 'thirty' crisis of growing up. Although the movie starts off a bit slow, the second half was very engaging and touching.

Overall, the film is watchable - a good cast and a realistic storyline. One of the reviewiers on IMDB said this "this film is not a feel good film, it isn't a happy film, it really isn't a sad for feel bad film. this film is honest".

1 comment:

amirahsyuhada said...

i had watched this movie, and i really amaze on this guy determined when he want to return to his girlfriend.