January 3rd: Kiss This


 

Kiss the Girls (Gary Fleder, 1997)

 

Kiss The Girls is a James Patterson adaptation in every sense. Not only is the Alex Cross detective story adapted in plot format but the sensibilities of the airport novel have permeated the film. It is formulaic to a fault, average even in its very averageness. Only the performance of Ashley Judd raises any eyebrows as she believably emboldens her character in a way many of the current young crop of female stars are rarely challenged to do.