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In Search Of A Midnight Kiss Looks Unbelievable (Literally)

The problem with mumblecore is that it tries so hard to seem “real” that it takes you out of the movie and makes you realize you’re sitting in a seat watching people trying very very hard to seem real. And then it seems even more contrived. It’s like, be a movie where each scene requires a lot of takes, or be The Hills, but don’t try to do in-between. I could be completely and totally wrong about In Search Of A Midnight Kiss, which opens next weekend in NY and LA, (and IFC films are usually good), but it just screams “annoying” to me. But then again, I loved Before Sunrise when it came out, so maybe I’m just old:

I walked out of it the first time when it was called Shortbus.