Hello Worlders ~
On my old blog I used to have a series called Netflix Reviews, which was a series where I reviewed movies that I saw for the first time on Netflix. I really enjoyed this series but didn’t get to do them a lot because I mainly was binge watching series on Netflix. But recently I was watching a movie and decided that I would review it.
The movie I watched was Kiss & Cry, a movie made in Canada. This movie follows the true story of Carley Allison (Sarah Fisher) who was a figure skater with a lot of promise. When she was 17 years old she was diagnosed with a rare cancer. Right before her diagnosis she met John (Luke Bilyk) who falls in love/like (whichever word you prefer) with her. He decided to stick by her side through all the chemo and roller coaster emotions of being with some who is so sick.
I hadn’t heard a lot about this movie except for the fact that I knew the leads Sarah Fisher and Luke Bilyk from their time on Degrassi. I followed them on twitter and saw they were filming a movie together and knew I wanted to see it when the time came. And then I completely forgot about it until I was scrolling through Netflix and saw the movie. And I decided to take a risk and watch it.
The thing I noticed right off the back was the dialogue was weak. There were things I heard the say that felt like it was unnatural. Now I don’t have a problem with movies using swear words but there were times that it felt like the writers were trying to make this movie seem more “mature” by adding swears in where they weren’t needed.
The next part of this review does have a Degrassi spoiler alert to it – if you haven’t watched through Drew and Becky’s graduation and plan to watch these episodes then stop reading here.
Anways during the actors time on Degrassi their characters dated and I felt like they had semi-good chemstry. They both had been in relationships with people that fans of the shows preferred and they were just a quick romance to pass the time. Yet the chemstiry was still there. Unfornately with the movie Fisher and Bilyk didn’t seem to have any chemstry. They came across more as friends then a couple.
Separately I did enjoy both Fisher and Bilyk’s characters. They both felt different then the characters they have played in the past. Bilyk is also an actor that I really like and I’m hoping to see his career grow.
The thing I found most interesting about this movie was it was based on a true story and at the end they showed videos and photos of the real Carley Allison and her family. During those pictures I learned that Sarah Fisher, who played Carley, had been real life best friends with Carley. It made the movie feel even more special.
At the end of the day I don’t think I’m going to watch this movie again. And I’m not really sure if I would recommend it to anyone. But I’m glad I got to see it. It did have it’s romantic moments. Although it also had some plot holes that felt like the editors forgot to edit out. On a scale of 1 to 5 I would probably rate it a 2.95.
Have you see Kiss & Cry? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments below.