Customer Reviews

233
4.4 out of 5 stars
Kiss Me
Format: Amazon Instant VideoChange
Price:$2.99
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

102 of 110 people found the following review helpful
on October 8, 2012
Mia (Ruth Vega Fernandez) announces her engagement to boyfriend Tim (Joakim Natterqvist) at her father's 60th Birthday Party. Her father Lasse (Krister Henriksson) has just asked his partner Elizabeth (Lena Endre) to marry him. When Mia meets Elizabeth's fun-loving daughter Frida (Liv Mjones), she is initially wary. Reluctantly, she agrees to a weekend getaway on the island of Fyn with Frida and Elizabeth. Forced to share a bedroom with Frida, Mia finds herself fascinated by the other woman's free-spirited enjoyment of life. While out walking in the woods, Mia boldly kisses Frida leading to an amorous embrace. Frida is ready and willing to reciprocate and the women soon feverishly make love for the first time.

The weekend over, Mia must return to Stockholm and her life with Tim and Frida to her partner Elin. Both women find it hard to put the intimacy they shared behind them. Escaping into the windswept Swedish countryside, the women shed their inhibitions once more and in the process fall deeply in love. Their lovemaking scenes show the playfulness and urgency of a new love affair. The intensity of their emotions however, soon overpowers both women and they question whether they really can return to their old lives.

Alexandra-Therese Keining's beautifully directed lovemaking scenes sizzle on screen, some with no music at all, just the delightful sounds of two women ardently making love. The beautiful Swedish coast and countryside makes a perfect backdrop for this sensitive portrayal of undeniable attraction and love as it collides with life and family expectations.

Chris Alderson
Author of the 2013 Lesbian Film Guide
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
43 of 45 people found the following review helpful
I was captivated by the intensity and chemistry between the two female leads in this film. Kiss Me is the best lesbian film I've seen since Imagine Me & You. And unlike Imagine Me & You, but has four amazing lovemaking scenes, which set my heart on fire, and were tenderly, sensually and realistically done.

While I didn't like that the two women were cheating on their partners, I had to appreciate the romance, great acting of the two female leads, the fantastic love scenes, and Swedish countryside in this film. I highly recommend this film to anyone who loves love, especially between two women.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
57 of 62 people found the following review helpful
on November 7, 2012
"Kiss Me" is a critically acclaimed film about lesbian love, and, once you watch it, you'll understand why. It not only addresses the love between two women, but also the emotional impact that it leaves in all the involved parties. It is smart, sexy, authentic - perhaps the best lesbian movie that I have had the pleasure the watch, period.

Mia (Ruth Vega Fernandez) is happily engaged to Tim (Joakim Nätterqvist), and we meet them at the beginning of the film, making passionate love, and then rushing over to Mia's father, Lasse (Krister Henriksson), 60th birthday party. Once at the party, we are introduced to Lasse's fabulous wife Elisabeth (Lena Endre), and her precious daughter Frida (Liv Mjönes). All is well until Mia and Frida later on go to visit Elisabeth at her country house, in a beautiful island. Lasse was supposed to go, but didn't make it. Mia was not happy about it, because she wanted to talk to her father. This situation, of course, forces Mia and Frida to spend some time together. One thing leads to another, and Mia and Frida kiss each other, something that Mia regrets afterwards. She tells Frida, "I'm marrying Tim in a few months. I can't feel this way, don't you see?"

Eventually, Mia returns to Tim, and keeps preparing her wedding. Unfortunately, the tension is there, as Mia is in love with Frida, and vice versa - Frida is already a declared lesbian. Lasse, on the other hand, is a distant father, who rather doesn't get involved and tries to ignore the problem, with Elisabeth telling him at one point, "If you tended your family like your orchids, things would be different." All these situations will force Mia to make a hard decision.

"Kiss Me" is well-acted, and is aided greatly by Fernandez' and Mjönes' great, beautiful, expressive faces. Hopefully, one day Hollywood will take notice. The underwater scenes, as well as the sexual ones are truly precious. Directed Alexandra-Therese Keining, this is a penetrating and sincere film that won the Audience Award of the Breakthrough Section of the American Film Institute. The DVD includes a music video and more. (Sweden, 2011, color, 105 min).

Reviewed on November 6, 2012 by Eric Gonzalez for Wolfe Video
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2013
It's always a long wait between professionally produced, lesbian themed movies. It's great that there are indie film makers doing their darndest to contribute to the lesbian movie scene, but it's such slim pickings finding a movie where you are not whincing at the acting or feeling like you are watching a uni student production. I just want to get involved in the story and not be distracted by detractions. Kyss Mig / Kiss Me carried me away.

What makes this movie great is so much more than this. Firstly, the story, the dialogue, and the characters are so engaging that you will be invested in what happens to Mia and Frida early into the movie. There are no cheesy lines, just compelling realism every minute.

Also (and critically), the two main actors, Liv and Ruth, are really fine performers, and well cast. There's a sweet chemistry between them which was tugging my heart strings as Mia and Frida's relationship oscillated between faultering and soaring. Frida (Liv Mjönes) has an innocence and child like determinedness about her that I couldn't help endear to. I also warmed to Mia (Ruth Vega Fernandez) as her character arc took her from sullen and a little self involved, to awakening to the truth of her heart.

With lighting, settings, and a fabulous soundtrack (Kyss Mig - With Every Heartbeat (Original Soundtrack)), director, Alexandra-Therese Keining, has created subtle moods and ambience which are always fitting for the moment. This is all part and parcel of the fact that this is a professional production, made by artists who really know how to make good cinema.

Kyss Mig / Kiss Me will leave you smiling.

Edit 12th Nov 2014:
I just watched this movie again for the third or fourth time. I love it just as much now as when I first saw it, and I think it's now my favourite lesbian flick.... and I've seen almost every one under the sun, whether art house, European, USA, mainstream, etc. It is so beautifully crafted and real. Just love love love it!
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on December 16, 2012
most gay/lesbian movies are terrible suffering from low budgets, shallow screenplays and predictable plots. But this film is something to be applauded. Although in Swedish (for those who hate reading subtitles), the actors are good and the plot has some level of depth and suspense. It's not perfect, but I highly recommend it.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
For this Swedish film offering, we have Mia whose engaged to Tim and they go to the an engagement party for her father and Elizabeth the mother of a young woman named Frida. This upcoming marriage will of course make the two women stepsisters and things couldn't be happier for all involved. Oh I forgot to mention at this party a chance meeting between Mia and Frida leads to strong feelings developing between them and a fiery relationship begins.

This relationship obviously would throw every current relationship and the upcoming marriage into potential chaos, even if the feelings are strong and true. The story is a tad or rather very predictable but some strong performances help, especially Mia and Tim who plays the jilted lover quite well without going totally over the top. The rest of the cast plays their roles well even the smaller roles in the family seem fleshed out.

One thing to point out is the very visually striking locations, good color and great landscapes do lend to the overall cool feel of this movie. The European settings really are very pretty to see, even the shots of sunrises look crisp, the underwater part was nice too. The dialogue (in Swedish with English subtitles) also seems very natural and the story flows along at a good pace. While it's nothing epic it's certain a step or two above most dramas. *** out of 4 stars.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
26 of 33 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2012
I watched this movie last night. Don't let the subtitles scare you off. This movie is actually really good, well worth the extra effort of reading the dialogue. The actors do a great job, the script is tight, and the characters are very real. And even though one of the ladies in the story starts out engaged to a man and then becomes involved with a woman (an old lesbian theme) it doesn't make the film cliche. I would definitely recommend this film.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 24, 2013
This film is so beyond good. I normally would not say such a thing. Going into any movie with high expectations will always lead you to some sort of disappointment. With Kiss Me however, I noticed the praising reviews before renting and can admit I was not let down in the least. Every performance here is well done and the script is fantastic. The characters will captivate you and their story tugs at your heartstrings a bit. The love scene will take your breath away and their struggle in the after math feels real. I appreciate an ending where it is left to the viewer's interpretation. In my opinion, it's the best way to end any movie, especially a love tale as strong as this one.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on May 18, 2013
I just loved this movie. Beautiful in every way. Sensitive, smart, poignant and tender. Can't say enough about it. Awesome acting and I thought the director did a fantastic job.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 11, 2013
The movies was nicely done, very real and a great ending; it is considered the #1 movie for 2012. I liked the prompt delivery. Price too was very competitive.
0CommentWas this review helpful to you?YesNoSending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
     
 
Customers who viewed this also viewed

Bloomington
Bloomington by Allison McAtee

 
     

Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.

Your Recently Viewed Items and Featured Recommendations 
 

After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in.