On Craigslist, Wilson (Scoot McNairy), a horny slacker, meets Vivian (Sara Simmonds), a claws-out neurotic viper, for a last-minute New Year’s Eve date. So far, so contrived. But as the two wander around L.A. in In Search of a Midnight Kiss, they relax, and so does the movie, which turns into an Internet Age version of Before Sunrise. Director Alex Holdridge films obscure back-alley districts in a spangly black and white that makes the city feel freshly discovered, and McNairy and Simmonds act out the 21st-century mating dance, in which love battles trendy detachment. B+
Genre: Romance, Comedy; Starring: Scoot McNairy, Sara Simmonds; Director: Alex Holdridge; Author: Alex Holdridge; Release Date Limited: 08/01/2008; Runtime (in minutes): 97; MPAA Rating: Unrated
Posted August 8 2008 — 12:00 AM EDT
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