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  • Summary: While traveling to Nantes for one evening, Emilie meets Gabriel. Equally seduced by one another, but both otherwise committed, they know they will probably never see each other again. He would like to kiss her. She as well, but a story prevents her from doing so: that of a married woman and of her best friend who were surprised by the effects of a kiss. Of a kiss that should have born no consequences. (Music Box Films) Expand
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Shall We Kiss? gives us storytelling as art. Emmanuel Mouret's romantic drama, in French with English subtitles, is expert, intricate, ineffably droll, ultimately provocative and entirely enchanting.
  2. Impossibly charming and impossibly French.
  3. 80
    Witty, insightful portraits of hyperverbal, self-conscious young people falling in and out of love.
  4. If you have a hankering for a pretty good Woody Allen movie and want to brush up on your French at the same time, Shall We Kiss? is the ticket.
  5. 75
    A sensational date movie.
  6. 67
    The very definition of "breezy." It's a featherweight romantic comedy.
  7. The problem is that once they do connect, their passion isn't believable.

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Lyn
    Jul 3, 2011
    Well, it's no "Un Coeur en Hiver." But I enjoyed the storytelling; it's one of those plots that would've been utterly inane with minimally talented alums of "Friends" or "Grey's Anatomy" but somehow works with the light, chatty touch of the French cast. Some of the developments are not witty or humorous, but just plain silly. Perhaps the score is a hint: Much of it is from "The Nutcracker," and you just have to enjoy the dancing. Expand
  2. Jul 7, 2011
    I joined this site just to declare that this movie is unwatchable. The script is infantile, and the events and behavior of the characters are excruciatingly unoriginal. Apparently, when famous critics watch a movie in French their critical thinking skills disengage. This movie is a disgrace to French cinema. I could go on... Expand