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  • Summary: Sherry is searching for a place to belong where she can still be herself. She thinks she has found this in SPARK - Street People Armed with Radical Knowledge. She takes off in SPARK's camper van as they cross Europe recruiting a membership of the down and out. (Artistic License)
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  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. 70
    A rough but boldly imaginative first feature by British-Canadian writer-director Alison Murray.
  2. Writer-director Alison Murray picks at a hard, true hurt in this zombie melodrama of defloration, but nothing beyond that hurt really comes into focus.
  3. 63
    Canadian-born choreographer Alison Murray draws on her own experiences as a 15-year-old runaway living in squats and on the streets, in her feature-filmmaking debut, which is a clear-eyed look at the pleasures and price of abandoning conventional mores for experimental lifestyles.
  4. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    Emerges an uneven, occasionally vivid, ultimately unsatisfactory treatment of themes that should've packed more punch.
  5. Reviewed by: Luke Y. Thompson
    Murray's story has the no-holds-barred look and feel of a '70s movie, but her digressions into modern dance are a tad unwelcome.
  6. Reviewed by: Mark Olsen
    As the film progresses, however, Murray becomes less and less sure of where things are heading or what it is she is trying to get at, such that the last few reels feel perfunctory and unengaged.
  7. The upbeat ending can't erase the lingering aura of being trapped in an insane asylum with the Manson family.

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  1. yesitsmyshirt
    Jun 14, 2009
    Appalling in the way that it is insanely well acted by ellen page. Much much much much much better than the curious case if Benjamin button which I watched in the same night. Good effects, horribly copied Forrest gump, and really boring but mouth to mouth is great all around. Expand
  2. Yohanthebetterone
    Jun 14, 2009
    Genius idea for a movie. Proud of ellen page for taking this role and making gold. Everything's great.
  3. tikeJonah
    Jun 14, 2009
    My god this is great. Great is a word not even worthy of gracing this movie. Its absolutely superb.
  4. Melissarod
    Jun 14, 2009
    Just really good. Didn't expect to love thus movie but it really surprised me. Peppers are stupid though.
  5. ChadS.
    Nov 12, 2007
    When Harry(Eric Thal) takes away Sherry's innocence, she has half of her feminine wiles; a half-shaved head, but the older man is lured into temptation nevertheless by her nubile mystique. In cases of sexual misconduct, a man will blame the woman for turning him on. Sherry's partly-bald pate neutralizes this wrongful claim because sex is often more about power than desire. It doesn't matter if Sherry(Ellen Page) has beautiful hair or not. Harry wants to own her. "Mouth to Mouth" is more avant-garde(modern dance replaces dialogue in some instances) than your average run-of-the-mill indie. "Mouth to Mouth" gets interesting when it dawns on the viewer that this neo-collective of free-spirits is actually a cult. Expand
  6. Jun 25, 2013
    Just... it's just a very strange movie. Takes some real serious issues, touches on some interesting ideas, glances at some beautiful moments. But the entire movie seems to flounder. It's very mixed up, as if the writers weren't sure what kind of story they actually wanted to tell. The result is this meandering movie that has potential that it doesn't ever approach.

    The entire film is carried by Ellen Page's fantastic acting. At its best, Mouth to Mouth is just confused, and needs more direction before it approaches a good film.