One More Kiss

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Article Date: April 24, 2006 | Publication: Video Business | Author: Ed Grant
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Story Line: A young Scottish woman, Sarah (Edmond), who's dying of cancer, leaves her adopted city of New York to return to her hometown in the Scottish borders. There, she renews the bond with her father (Cosmo) and an ex-boyfriend (Butler), whose wife (Gogan) is none too pleased with Sarah's request to "spend some time" with her old flame.

Bottom Line: More subdued than its Hollywood equivalent, One More Kiss is a quite well-acted tear-jerker that moves through familiar territory. Our heroine has extreme mood swings and looks to run through a to-do list of experiences she'd like to have before she dies. Her father persuades her to attend a cancer therapy group, which moves the film closer to character study than melodrama, but the central conflict-the ex-boyfriend's struggle with his wife's jealousy and his own unresolved feelings for Sarah-is the stuff of soap opera. Director Jean, whose work ranges from the much-loved Leon the Pig Farmer to the less-loved Jiminy Glick in Lalawood , takes a serious approach to One More Kiss , and his cast inhabits their characters quite comfortably. Chick-flick connoisseurs should welcome the film's mix of heady emotion and purebred sentiment.

Color, NR (mature themes), 98 min., DVD only $24.95

DVD: no extras

Street: June 6, Prebook: May 16

First Run: L Int'l., 1999, NA

Cast: Valerie Edmond (Saving Grace), Gerard Butler (The Phantom of the Opera), James Cosmo (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe), Valerie Gogan, Carl Proctor (Shadow of the Vampire )

Director: Vadim Jean