The Kiss Reviews
After teenage Amy's mother dies, the estranged aunt she never knew she had enters her life. Felice is beautiful and exotic, but there just may be more to her than meets the eye...and soon a series of tragic events start to happen to people Amy is close to.
Genuinely creepy and compelling viewing.
Worth a rental.
Sadly, this is the least of her worries. Meredith Salenger of Natty Gan fame is Amy, our happy go lucky teenage heroine. Salenger is a good actress and adorable to boot, but she's given very little to work with her. She comes off as bratty with a constant case of the cramps. Joanna Pacula camps it up as the evil Aunt Felice, a beautiful witch who carries with her an ancient family curse which is to be bestowed upon young Amy. It's not a bad set up, but the execution is laughable at best. The film takes itself dead seriously for the first two acts, but by the third the film turns into a self-aware parody of itself. Had The Kiss played it straight all the way through or decided to camp it up for the full run time, it could have been a much more enjoyable experience. There's still some fun to be had here. Pacula is sexy as Felice, there's some fun, campy lines, and there's a great escalator attack that must be seen to be believed.
The Kiss is mostly forgettable late night cable fodder, but it has a little campy charm to it for cheese enthusiasts looking for the next drunken party movie.