In Search of a Midnight Kiss Reviews

  • Turns into an Internet Age version of Before Sunrise.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • Lightly sweetened and just a touch bitter, the romantic comedy In Search of a Midnight Kiss treads familiar if appealing ground.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

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

    Peter Bradshaw — Guardian [UK]

  • Despite some scenes that have the feel of an acting or writing workshop, these are believable, complex characters. Their story has a full measure of Judd Apatow raunch, with a dash of Swingers emotional sweetness.

    Mike Mayo — Washington Post

  • This is the rare movie about the start of something interesting that happens to look a lot like the end of the world.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • By the end, Holdridge has captured the bittersweet complexities of romance with a wisdom that proves surprisingly seductive.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • To praise the beauty of this film is not enough; what lends it tension is that it's wrapped around people for whom beauty is at best an anachronism and at worst an embarrassing joke.

    Anthony Lane — New Yorker

  • In Search of a Midnight Kiss isn't a homage or a recycling job. It's a film with its own organic existence, its own reason for being. It is ultimately a very true and moving story.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • The leaps of faith Midnight Kiss demands are many. Among them: If Vivian acts the way she does on their arranged date, why does Wilson worry about impressing her, even for a second, even on New Year's Eve?

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • Smart dialogue, an impeccably crafted story, and eye-catching LA locations make this low-budget feature by Alex Holdridge the most worthwhile date movie I've seen in some time.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • 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.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • How incongruous that while veteran studio heads prepare slates of comic book movies, the slackers behind this $12,000 gem have made one of the most mature films of the year.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • 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.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • In Search of a Midnight Kiss overcomes patches of overwriting to end up as a film well worth watching, and Mr. Holdridge as a writer-director to be remembered for future reference.

    Andrew Sarris — New York Observer

  • Midnight Kiss is one of those movies that gradually charms the viewer into strong identification with initially off-putting characters.

    Dennis Harvey — Variety

  • Holdridge and his cast are going to get a lot of attention on Wilshire Boulevard.

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • One of those raunchy-funny, smart and bittersweet no-budget movies that restores your faith in indie film.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • Profane, hilarious and ultimately heartbreaking.

    Andrew O'Hehir — Salon.com

  • In Search of a Midnight Kiss is wonderfully romantic and romantically bittersweet. It's not about forever; it's about now.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

  • Showcases promising new talent in front of and behind the camera.

    Sura Wood — Hollywood Reporter

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