The Last Kiss

September 15th, 2006


The Last Kiss

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Still of Jacinda Barrett and Zach Braff in The Last KissStill of Michael Weston in The Last KissMichael Penn at event of The Last KissStill of Blythe Danner and Tom Wilkinson in The Last KissStill of Jacinda Barrett in The Last KissStill of Zach Braff and Michael Weston in The Last Kiss

Michael and Jenna, having been a couple for three years, want to get married and start a family. These plans seem to be well on their way when Jenna announces that she's pregnant...

Release Year: 2006

Rating: 6.6/10 (25,677 voted)

Critic's Score: 57/100

Director: Tony Goldwyn

Stars: Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson

Michael and Jenna, having been a couple for three years, want to get married and start a family. These plans seem to be well on their way when Jenna announces that she's pregnant. But Michael is worried that his life and his youth will over for good. At a wedding of a friend, he meets a free-spirited college co-ed, Kim, who opens his eyes and leads him on a dangerous path away from Jenna. Meanwhile, none of the relationships of the people surrounding Michael and Jenna are happy and stable. Michael's friend Izzy is unwilling to let go of his childhood sweetheart Arianna; Kenny is a handsome stud who fears commitment to his latest conquest Danielle; and Chris is a co-worker who is dominated by his neurotic and overbearing wife over raising their newborn son. Even Jenna's parents, Stephen and Anna, are experiencing problems in their long-suffering marriage.

Writers: Paul Haggis, Gabriele Muccino

Zach Braff - Michael
Jacinda Barrett - Jenna
Casey Affleck - Chris
Rachel Bilson - Kim
Michael Weston - Izzy
Eric Christian Olsen - Kenny
Marley Shelton - Arianna
Lauren Lee Smith - Lisa
Harold Ramis - Professor Bowler
Blythe Danner - Anna
Tom Wilkinson - Stephen
David Haydn-Jones - Mark (as David Haydyn-Jones)
Cindy Sampson - Danielle
Lisa MacKay - Stripper #1 (as Lisa Mackay)
Patricia Stasiak - Stripper #2

Taglines: We all make choices. What's yours?


Official Website: DreamWorks [United States] | Official site [Taiwan] |

Release Date: 15 September 2006

Filming Locations: Madison, Wisconsin, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $4,627,989 (USA) (17 September 2006) (1357 Screens)

Gross: $11,596,143 (USA) (22 October 2006)

Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA:

Did You Know?

Zach Braff has said that he worked on the script and that he "tweaked the dialog a little bit". He also claims to have written the ending "porch" sequence.

Continuity: When the RV pulls over to drop Chris off by the side of the road, the left-hand turn signal comes on, but as the RV is pulling away, the right-hand turn signal is now on.

Stephen: People know the truth. They may not like it or want to know it, but they always know. Lie and you'll lose her.

User Review

Not Quite Garden State 2

Rating: 7/10

Don't necessarily expect to see the next step in Andrew Largeman's life. While the trailer makes you think "Hey, it's Zach Braff playing another guy who is confused about his life, and not sure where to go from here", The Last Kiss does offer a little more. For one its much more mature, and the characters are all flawed (and not in cute 'Natlalie Portman lies to get people to like her' ways) and they are all real. The performances were far better than i expected, the entire cast shines. The movie succeeds in appealing to everyone. No matter who you are and what state your romantic life is in, you will find someone to relate too.

Jacinda Barrett finally gets to show some acting skills, and comes through beautifully. Casey Affleck is great. Zach Braff makes me understand why he wants something different, despite the fact that Jacinda Barrett seems so lovable. And the biggest surprise is Rachael Bilson. Early on she seems as if she is playing Summer Roberts on the big screen, but as her character unfolds she simmers with sex appeal, and was able to break my heart with just a simple gesture.

The Last Kiss succeeds in letting its actors shine, and if anything you should see it for its great soundtrack.


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