The Last Kiss

Overview

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...
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Overview

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 decide if he should go through with his marriage to Livia Sabrina Impacciatore, Paolo Claudio Santamaria is trying to find a way out of going into business with his father, and Alberto Marco Cocci seems to be waging a one-man war against monogamy by seducing as many women as possible. Meanwhile, Giulia is having her own misgivings about parenthood, and her mother Anna Stefania Sandrelli is torn between happiness for her daughter and dread that she's now old enough to be a grandmother; Anna's malaise isn't eased by the lack of compassion shown by her husband Luigi Diberti.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Todd Kristel
Shallow, shrill, intermittently entertaining and about a half hour too long, The Last Kiss is a middling film that is neither terrible nor particularly good. The characters and their problems are predictable, their portrayals tend to be too broad, and the film offers little insight into their lives beyond what's already obvious. Perhaps that's why the filmmakers overcompensated with heavy-handed theatrics; you don't have to wait long until someone shouts, bitches, slams a phone, bursts into an office, or otherwise indicates that they're upset. Fortunately, performances such as Giovanna Mezzogionco as Giulia and Stefania Sandrelli as Anna add some poignancy and emotional depth to the film, although Stefano Accorsi's portrayal as Carlo seems somewhat superficial (even beyond the superficiality of the character himself). Unfortunately, the movie doesn't have much to offer besides a few good performances and some quality steadicam work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/17/2011
  • UPC: 031398138693
  • Original Release: 2001
  • Source: Miramax Lionsgate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:58:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 54,779

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Stefano Accorsi Carlo
Giovanna Mezzogiorno Giulia
Stefania Sandrelli Anna
Marco Cocci Alberto
Pierfrancesco Favino Marco
Regina Orioli Arianna
Giorgio Pasotti Adriano
Claudio Santamaria Paolo
Luigi Diberti Emilio
Piero Natoli Michele
Technical Credits
Gabriele Muccino Director, Screenwriter
Paolo Buonvino Score Composer
Gaetano Carito Sound/Sound Designer
Nicoletta Ercole Costumes/Costume Designer
Claudio di Mauro Editor
Marcello Montarsi Cinematographer
Eugenia F. Di Napoli Production Designer
Domenico Procacci Producer
Francesco Vedovati Asst. Director, Casting
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Something Missing [5:43]
2. Looking for Love? [8:21]
3. A Crisis Coming [10:53]
4. When Things Go Wrong [5:58]
5. Time to Leave [7:05]
6. Joy and Sadness [8:06]
7. A Cactus with Thorns [8:26]
8. Cape Town to Sydney [4:33]
9. Fighting Fidelity [7:24]
10. Feeling Alive [9:59]
11. Finally Free? [10:08]
12. Going Back [6:03]
13. Normality and Stasis [9:57]
14. Time to Grow Up [8:09]
15. Is This Happiness? [2:33]
16. End Credits [4:35]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Miramax New Golden Age
   Captions and Subtitles
      English
      English for the Hearing Impaired
      French
      Spanish
      None
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