A strange, hallucinatory Irish film about a restless teenager in a dead-end seaside town, Kissing Candice is a movie to experience rather than figure out. Her loneliness, her anxiety, her romanticism and her medical condition mean that she is forever semi-fantasising the worst, and the best. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy Aoife McArdle’s tale of a teenager rescued in reality by a stranger from her fantasies is an audacious delight, Last modified on Mon 3 Dec 2018 10.13 EST. | Fresh (11) | Rating: 3/5 You're almost there! McArdle gives us a good-looking and well-acted if dreamily directionless movie with some startling images, great sound design, a nightmarish moodscape, and a propulsive musical score from Jon Clarke. |, March 2, 2018 A strange, hallucinatory Irish film about a restless teenager in a dead-end seaside town, Kissing Candice is a movie to experience rather than figure out. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your email. | Rating: B+ Movie Talk March 5, 2019 A strange, hallucinatory Irish film about a restless teenager in a dead-end seaside town, Kissing Candice is a movie to experience rather than figure out. Kissing Candice is clumsy, indulgent, over-signified and convinced of its own profundity. Your Ticket Confirmation # is located under the header in your email that reads "Your Ticket Reservation Details". The end result is a visual thrill and marks Aoife McArdle as one to keep any eye on. Copyright © Fandango. Unfortunately, "Kissing Candice" sees her off to a slightly uneven start. Kissing Candice is sure to drive some viewers round the twist. Let's hope she has more stories to tell. Forgot your password? [T]here is no question that [McArdle] has the potential to become a must-watch indie auteur. With its fractured, elliptical narrative, Kissing Candice uses its form to perfectly illustrate its content. The story goes from dumb to dumber, and never has a grip on Candice's opaque if intensely physical presence, let alone her character. All rights reserved. Kissing Candice is not to be missed. Don’t worry, it won’t take long. June 21, 2018 If nothing else its sense of dread is palpable throughout, the lighting and score simultaneously beautiful and panic inducing. Yet, while some of them capture a mood, it’s never the primary goal. Film Review | Kissing Candice Brings Mood and Style to Irish Cinema There aren’t many mood pieces in Irish cinema. The first borrows from British social realism in its portrait of an economically … Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! |. Sinead McCausland of Film School Rejects wrote, "For a film so assured, stylised and well paced, McArdle has certainly made an impressive, and memorable, debut." All Critics (15) But Jacob is part of a dodgy gang of teenage criminals who may be behind a recent child disappearance; they are persons of interest to Candice’s careworn copper dad – a weighty, valuable performance from John Lynch. Forgot your password? Set on an unnamed council estate in Dundalk some time after the cessation of The Troubles, Candice is a contemplative, but rebellious youngster (the love child of Terrence Malick and Larry Clark, if you will). |, September 29, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 Cinemark Sign up here. With its fractured, elliptical narrative, Kissing Candice uses its form to perfectly illustrate its content. | Rating: 2.5/5 Coming Soon. and the Terms and Policies, Get the freshest reviews, news, and more delivered right to your inbox! Towards the end, Kissing Candice loses narrative shape, but not before it has given its audience memorable, sensuous images. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. There’s a bit more style than substance in this audacious feature debut from Irish film-maker Aoife McArdle – but so what? By opting to have your ticket verified for this movie, you are allowing us to check the email address associated with your Rotten Tomatoes account against an email address associated with a Fandango ticket purchase for the same movie. If nothing else its sense of dread is palpable throughout, the lighting and score simultaneously beautiful and panic inducing. | Rotten (4). All rights reserved. It's enigmatic, transgressive and full of maverick visual flair but Kissing Candice may leave you looking for answers. This 10-digit number is your confirmation number. Copyright © Fandango. McArdle’s background is in music videos, in which she is an award-winner, and she has worked with U2 and Bryan Ferry; this experience has given her an interesting grounding in sound and vision, without being bogged down in speech and dialogue. Kissing Candice is not to be missed. Freed from the constraints of shorter formats, McArdle rushes around her 102-minute runtime with all the curious abandon of a goldfish moved from a small bowl to a massive aquarium. Possibly McArdle's intention all along. It's enigmatic, transgressive and full of maverick visual flair but Kissing Candice may leave you looking for answers. |, March 5, 2019 |, October 2, 2017 Uncertainty in the storytelling during the final segment doesn't derail this brilliant debut, which is a visual treat that demands to be seen on the big screen. here’s a bit more style than substance in this audacious feature debut from Irish film-maker. |, June 26, 2018 As is her wont, [writer/director McArdle] is intent on mood, with atmosphere, cinematography and soundtrack reigning over proceedings, but at the expense of the story. Coming Soon. Sidney Poitier’s 7 Most Memorable Performances, All Harry Potter Movies Ranked Worst to Best by Tomatometer. The result is a film that's much more about mood than story. | Rating: 4/5 Please reference “Error Code 2121” when contacting customer service. Candice spends her time on the verge of an out-of-body experience, and so does the film. The percentage of users who rated this 3.5 stars or higher. It is to McArdle's credit that Kissing Candice keeps asks questions worth disentangling. |, October 2, 2017 It is to McArdle's credit that Kissing Candice keeps asks questions worth disentangling. It's enigmatic, transgressive and full of maverick visual flair but Kissing Candice may leave you looking for answers. Cinemark Hot Press wrote, "At once raw and stylised, dreamlike and terrifyingly real, Kissing Candice is a bleak portrait of Ireland, but a compelling one." It's best when wholly experiential. and to receive email from Rotten Tomatoes and Fandango. Overstuffed with ideas, Kissing Candice feels like three different movies from three different genres. Sidney Poitier’s 7 Most Memorable Performances, All Harry Potter Movies Ranked Worst to Best by Tomatometer. A 17-year-old girl's obsession with a stranger leads to an entanglement with a local gang. The style is impressive, and there’s no obvious lack of substance either. She has epilepsy and her fits are something to which she surrenders herself almost ecstatically, visionary moments in which she can enter a dreamworld where a certain good-looking boy is kissing her. The result is a film that's much more about mood than story. We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future. It's best when wholly experiential. Uncertainty in the storytelling during the final segment doesn't derail this brilliant debut, which is a visual treat that demands to be seen on the big screen. We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. The end result is a visual thrill and marks Aoife McArdle as one to keep any eye on. Just confirm how you got your ticket. They won't be able to see your review if you only submit your rating. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy Let's hope she has more stories to tell. Regal Aoife McArdle’s dreamlike Realist wonderland Kissing Candice is an emotionally and visually impressive feature film debut. Fall TV First Look: Find Out What’s Coming, The Best Peacock Original Shows and Movies, All Upcoming Disney Movies: New Disney Live-Action, Animation, Pixar, Marvel, and More. As is her wont, [writer/director McArdle] is intent on mood, with atmosphere, cinematography and soundtrack reigning over proceedings, but at the expense of the story. For a film so assured, stylised and well-paced, [Aoife] McArdle has certainly made an impressive, and memorable, debut. As the film begins, she is in the midst of an intense dream involving a young man she doesn't recognise. Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. There are plenty of great stories and plots full of action, drama and suspense. Towards the end, Kissing Candice loses narrative shape, but not before it has given its audience memorable, sensuous images. Coming Soon, Regal | Top Critics (1) Ann Skelly plays 17-year-old Candice, who goes to school in a small town on the Irish border. Possibly McArdle's intention all along. Kissing Candice is constructed of homages to better, more competent directors, in a manner that recalls the similarly laboured Lost River . There are no featured audience reviews for Kissing Candice at this time. Coming Soon. |, June 26, 2018 There are no approved quotes yet for this movie. |, January 25, 2018 Towards the end, Kissing Candice loses narrative shape, but not before it has given its audience memorable, sensuous images. The percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who have given this movie a positive review. Don't have an account? For a film so assured, stylised and well-paced, [Aoife] McArdle has certainly made an impressive, and memorable, debut. | Rating: 3/5 Ann Skelly plays 17-year-old Candice, who goes to school in a small town on the Irish border. |, June 22, 2018 Please enter your email address and we will email you a new password. Your AMC Ticket Confirmation# can be found in your order confirmation email. Verified reviews are considered more trustworthy by fellow moviegoers. Just below that it reads "Ticket Confirmation#:" followed by a 10-digit number. McArdle lurches around the language of the music video in a stylish feature debut. Sign up here. The story goes from dumb to dumber, and never has a grip on Candice's opaque if intensely physical presence, let alone her character. and the Terms and Policies, Please click the link below to receive your verification email. Don't have an account?

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