6 April 2005 | sambaron
A hilarious little indie film!
I stumbled across this film at a friend's house one night, and wasn't that eager to watch it since it's not usually my type of film, but I am very pleased I did. Kisses and Caroms is a hilarious indie film which packs the jokes in thick and fast, but also has rounded, believable characters and a truly enjoyable plot. As something of an indie film-maker myself, it's exciting to see a film like Kisses and Caroms, because it manages to use it's indie status to it's advantage - free of studio interference, Vince Rocca has crafted an outrageously funny film which could never have come out of Hollywood, whilst still not falling into the traditional pitfalls and clichés of independent film. The characters DON'T endlessly monologue in a desperate "trying to be Linklater" way, there's no "trying to be Tarantino, Rodriguez or Smith". Instead Kisses and Caroms is a sex comedy which doesn't try to be anything more, but although it doesn't aim to be any kind of higher-art, the film leaves you happy and inspired, and to me, that's more important than anything.
If you get a chance to see this film, take it - you won't regret it.