Just a Kiss

Release Date: September 27, 2002
Moved back from September 20, 2002
Limited release

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Just a Kiss is a romantic comedy that blends live action with digital animation in order to emphasize the surreal nature of love and coupling. The film will use a similar style to 2001's Waking Life by utilizing rotoscoping technology to animate live-action actors. The difference here is that the animation is not a constant throughout the film but rather used for emphasis, or to demonstrate the fantasies of the characters. Effectively, this is a series of Ally McBeal dream sequences if they were animated from the digital video.

This novel film is the mainstream directorial debut of Ben Jabituya himself, Fisher Stevens. It stars Kyra Sedgwick (Kevin Bacon's wife), who you would probably know best as either the lead actress from Cameron Crowe's Singles or as Julia Roberts's scene-stealing sister in Something to Talk About. In Just a Kiss, Sedgewick's character, Halley, is married to Dag (played by Black Hawk Down's Ron Eldard). They are best friends with two other couples, Pete (played by Patrick Breen, who also wrote the script) and Rebecca (Marley Shelton, the dream-girl-next-door in Bubble Boy), and Andre (Taye Diggs) and Colleen (Sarita Choudhury of Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love). They also know Paula (Marisa Tomei), a single woman who isn't a big fan of monogamy and whose views on relationships fly in the face of those held by her friends.

The seven of them will come to realize that a kiss is never just a kiss and that infidelity and sex are two of life's truest constants. The use of animation to drive home just how comical the human condition can be is considered revolutionary by those who have seen the film. As was the case with Waking Life in 2001, Just a Kiss offers a unique cinematic experience for audiences who enjoy being surprised by their movies. (David Mumpower/BOP)




Vital statistics for Just a Kiss
Main Cast Kyra Sedgwick, Ron Eldard
Supporting Cast Patrick Breen, Marley Shelton, Taye Diggs, Marisa Tomei
Director Fisher Stevens
Screenwriter Patrick Breen
Distributor Paramount Classics
Trailer Click Here for Trailer
Official Site http://www.paramountclassics.com/justakiss/
Rating R
Running Time 89 minutes
Screen Count 21
Talent in red has entry in The Big Picture


     


 
 

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