The Last Kiss
is a 2006 American comedy-drama film which is based on the 2001 Italian film L'ultimo bacio
, directed by Gabriele Muccino. The plot revolves around a young couple and their friends struggling with adulthood and issues of relationships and commitment.
The film stars Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Rachel Bilson and Casey Affleck. The screenplay was written by Paul Haggis, and directed by Tony Goldwyn.
Much of the movie was filmed in and around Madison, WI. As with Garden State
, Braff was involved with the film's soundtrack. The first teaser trailer was released at Zack Braff's official website in mid-June 2006.
Michael and his live-in girlfriend Jenna appear to be enjoying the perfect relationship: Jenna is pregnant prior to the opening of the film and her parents are pressuring the pair to get married. Jenna claims that Michael's work pressures and her own dissertation rendered it an inopportune time for marriage. The real reason, unbeknownst to anyone, is that Michael feels trapped and scared. Although he considers Jenna an ideal companion, Michael is harboring second thoughts.
Upon a chance encounter at a wedding, Michael meets Kim, whom he confides in about his relationship. Kim guesses he is about to break up with Jenna and becomes flirtatious. While Michael becomes intrigued by Kim's youthfulness, openness, and spirit, he does not succumb to temptation. The two part ways with Kim telling Michael where she attends school and where she usually hangs out.