L'ultimo bacio (2001)

This Italian film takes a post-modern view of marriage, commitment, and love.

Carlo has just impregnated his long time girlfriend and they are considering buying a house together. His chums are going through interpersonal episodes too - getting married, a new baby and conflict with wife, pining over a lost girlfriend, and itching to get out of the family business. Things come to a fever pitch for Carlo when he's faced with the coming responsibilities or enjoying unattached sex with a flirtatious teen.

The film is intricate and engaging as the story weaves in and out between this mass of connected lives. The actors are also great as spoiled Italian late-20s brats.

I was surprised by the ending as it is different from the American version starring Zach Braff.


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