All of the new DVD releases hit stores (and Netflix) on Tuesdays. So each week in What to Netflix: New DVD Tuesday, I'll sort through the best of the batch and tell you what to add to your queue.
The Last Kiss
At first sight I thought The Last Kiss would be Garden State all over again, only ten years later. In fact, The Last Kiss is a remake of the Italian film L'Ultimo Bacio and is more serious than Garden State, painting love as a grim and difficult thing. Zach Braff (one of my personal favorites) plays Michael, a thirtysomething guy with a nice job, a good group of buddies, and an adorable, charming girlfriend, Jenna (Jacinda Barrett). Jenna delivers some news that forces Michael to contemplate adulthood and commitment. As he grapples with deep thoughts about Growing Up, he meets the lovely Kim (Rachel Bilson), and his world grows even more complex. The subject matter is heavy, but there is enough humor to keep the film from feeling too bogged down, making this a good pick if you're in the mood for a thirtysomethings-in-relationships film.