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The Last Kiss Review

Movies.com Critics

2.5

Dave White Profile

… all the character development of a silver-dollar pancake from IHOP. Read full review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    57

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    An alarming male wallow passing as a fetching date-night dramedy.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    The movie occasionally reveals truths about relationships that, while not earth-shattering, are nonetheless entertaining and worth considering.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Michael Rechtshaffen

    Proving that with solid direction, tight writing and strong performances an American remake can actually be as good as the foreign-language original, The Last Kiss, an unusually perceptive dramedy about contemporary relationships also manages to stand quite capably on its own two feet.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune

    A smart, witty, sexy take on the perils of becoming an adult.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

not for kids

Cheating, breaking up, making up. Adults only.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that while this film has the shape of a romantic comedy -- young men afraid to commit while their partners are ready -- it's labeled a "dramedy" and includes some unusually explicit sex scenes (naked bodies and some thrusting visible) and language (lots of the f-word, as well as other profanity and sexual slang). The plot follows young men and women (and one set of parents) who can't agree on commitments, with one child and one pregnancy involved. Acting out their disagreements, characters cheat on one another and lie. Characters drink frequently, smoke cigarettes, and, in one scene, share a joint.

  • Families can talk about the difficulty of making commitments. How do movies (like this one) promote the stereotype that men resist and women desire commitment (specifically marriage)? What messages does the movie convey about women in general?

The good stuff
  • message true0

    Messages: Characters lie, commit adultery, and lash out verbally in anger. Female characters aren't portrayed in the best light; many are shrewish, sexually predatory, clingy, or all of the above.

What to watch for
  • violence false0

    Violence: A car runs into a tree (which then falls on it, injuring no one); an argument leads to punching and flailing.

  • sex false5

    Sex: Several sex scenes include couples under covers/in the dark/against walls, as well as nude body parts and sexual movement; a couple appears after sex, shot from above on a bearskin rug (breasts visible); sexy dancing in a club (bodies rubbing); sexual/derogatory slang.

  • language false5

    Language: Frequent (25+) uses of the f-word, in anger and frustration, as well as other profanity ("ass," "s--t," "bitch," "hell").

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking, cigarette-smoking, marijuana smoking.

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