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Movie Review: The Last Kiss

Story: No wonder Italy has a zero population growth. None of its men want to have children. It seems they are all still children themselves. Director Gabriele Muccino delivers a loud, boisterous, fast paced film about a bunch of 30ish men (both single and married) who are having some severe maturation pains. And it is all portrayed with the volume at full blast.

We basically are witness to many tantrums, temper flare ups, tirades, tears and tumultuous beautiful people who can't seem to get their lives together. It is a visually exciting film but the big problem is that there are too many characters and I did not care too much for anyone. Que sera!

Acting: There was too much yelling to describe it as acting. But, the actors were certainly pretty to look upon.

Critters: None.

Food: It is an Italian film -- there is always food, lots of cigarettes and booze.

Visual Art: Italy is a visually spectacular country inside and out.

Blatant Product Placement: None that I recall.

Soundtrack: Too much yelling to hear any music.

Opening Titles: Don't remember, so I figure they were unimpressive.

Theater Audience: Packed. Too many people to assess the crowd.

Predictability Level: High - the biggest problem was that I did not care what happened to anyone.

Tissue Usage: None

Oscar Worthy: No

Nit Picking: Too much yelling, not enough soul.

Big Screen or Rental: If you want to check your hearing and want to practice some Italian why not try the big screen.

Length: 113 minutos

LOBO HOWLS: 5