'In Search of a Midnight Kiss' grows on you

Director: Alex Holdridge

Cast: Scott McNary, Brian McGuire, Sara Simmonds, Kathleen Luong

Cert: 15

A romantic charmer that isn’t afraid to bring us real characters, with all their flaws, in a warming tale of the search for the perfect smacker.

It’s a simple storyline, but one brilliantly developed as luckless-in-love McNary is talked into going on line in search of a new squeeze … who turns out to be feisty Simmonds, who seems an unlikely replacement for a lost love.

As the New Year approaches – and the moment for the perfect midnight kiss – we follow the pair on their shaky journey of romance.

The clever thing about the film is that the central characters don’t, at first glimpse, enlist our sympathy … that grows as the story unfolds.

Star Rating: 4/5.

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