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Kisses & Caroms – Uncensored Director’s Cut


Picture: C+     Sound: C+     Extras: C+     Film: C+



Vince Rocca takes on sex and comedy with his “uncensored” cut of Kisses & Caroms is a casual sex comedy that has aspirations to be like a Kevin Smith film, but despite some good jokes, sexy women and amusing situation, never gets it together.  After having a sexual threesome with two very hot women, pool store (the game, i.e. billiards, not swimming) owner Eddie (Keith Alexander) has to deal with the fallout.  Jen (Nikki Stanzione from The Young & The Restless) and Tara (Nicole Rayburn from Playboy Magazine) are the other women and then the frank fun begins.


Well sort of.  The problems with Rocca’s first feature is bad acting, poor comic timing and worst of all, sloppy directing.  I guess the nudity went to his head, but the sheer inexperience is obvious throughout, which is a shame since the premise is amusing.  Obviously, a pool table and billiards place and sex is an obvious cliché, yet not enough has been done to send it up.  Despite the shortcomings (not a comment on anyone’s physique), there is chemistry here and some light laughs, making Kisses & Caroms even more of a missed opportunity than expected.


The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image looks soft and has detail issues, but is still more watchable than expected.  The Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo is decent in playback, but has no surrounds, though the recording has more echo than it should in parts and that has nothing to do with the final mix.  Extras are a plenty if you are interested, including stills, silly short Helium, cast commentary track, director commentary track, auditions, outtakes, cast audition featurette making of featurette.  Rocca has more than a few ego trip moments here.


I could think of worse ways to spend 81 minutes.  I just wish it had worked better.



-   Nicholas Sheffo


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