Swedish drama following the intense relationship that develops between a pair of young women who meet at an engagement party for their parents. Though they haven't previously met, Mia and Frida are set to become stepsisters, with Mia's father, Lass, engaged to Frida's mother, Elizabeth. But when the girls meet a spark ignites between them that suggests they desire a different kind of relationship. While Frida is upfront and honest about her feelings, Mia, who is engaged to Tim, is conflicted and seeks refuge in the preparations for her wedding and her life with Tim. However, a bond gradually develops that has the potential to change their lives forever...
I have been going back to Amazon’s ‘Carol’ page to read the new customer reviews - I came across ‘Kiss Me’ in the recommendations and I’m so glad that I did. Like ‘Carol’, this wonderful Swedish film is achingly romantic, passionate & emotional. Other similarities include the strength of the acting and the obvious chemistry between the two, so beautiful leads. The imagery is a delight: a kiss underwater during a night-time swim, Mia awake and reflective while Frida sleeps beside her.
‘Kiss Me’ does however have a different style & feel: few would argue that post-millennium Sweden is a more tolerant society than 1950’s America, so Mia & Frida can kiss in the street. Still, like Carol & Therese, they have to make their choices and it is this that drives the emotion of the film. It is a measure of the charm and maturity of this film that, as it progressed, I started to really care what happened to Mia & Frida.
I would like to mention Marc Collin’s superb soundtrack, a perfect fit for the story. Katrine Ottosen’s gentle, chillout pop song ‘Dreaming My Life’ is the background music at the engagement party, while the opening bars of the acoustic guitar in Jose Gonzalez’s ‘Lovestain’ take me straight back to the second, spine-tingling love scene. One final similarity with ‘Carol’ for you: while ‘Kiss Me’ is a lesbian love story, more fundamentally it's a love story and should appeal to pretty much anyone with a romantic heartbeat. I can’t recommend this warm, beautiful and well-judged romance highly enough.
[‘With Every Heartbeat’ was/is the title of the US release].
Wow, perhaps it was because I had no expectations but this is one which just grabbed me - I have simply no idea why - let's put it this way - i watched it over and over again day and day - ok for 3 days but this is a busy time for me... I'm unsure whether it was the simply deceptive but insightful look into relationships and the 'crossing over' or the fact it shows true insight of 'wanting to run away to have the life you truly want'.. Love the amazing actors and actresses. I guess this rings really true to home for those I know and how I felt at one stage in life :) Enjoy if you decided to buy this!! Dislikes - ZILCH to dislike
I quite enjoyed this movie- noticed how much the characters drank and smoked there way through their lives though! Both leads looked like they were actually having sex with each other, which makes a change from some lesbian movies.
One of the best lesbian films I have ever seen, don't want to spoil it, so won't say what happens but the two ladies sizzle with chemistry and the Swedish accent is so cute don't let subs put you off, a fab movie with a good soundtrack, a must see for anyone like me who has sat through a lot of truly awful lesbian movies!! :)
I really loved this movie. Scandinavian cinema is not ordinary one. A movie is about very down to earth story. Characters almost realistic and this story may happen to everyone. The OST is very nice for your ears. I really recommend this movie to buy and watch. I have already seen this movie twice...!!!